Williams Selyem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2022


Pre-Release - Due August 2024
California, United States


Pre-Release - Due in August 2024

The inaugural offering of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir showcases one of the outstanding regions of the North Coast. Williams Selyem has made wines from Anderson Valley for decades, from Ferrington to Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch to Savoy, which all highlight the uniqueness of the region in their own ways. With a large diurnal temperature shift and a long growing season, the flavor profile is unique. Sourced from multiple vineyards, our inaugural offering is prototypical with blue fruits, black cherry, and fresh herbs. The long growing season allows for a refinement to the tannin structure while maintaining a sense of levity due to the acid freshness. The finish is lovely and compelling with a sensation of cherry stone.

The 2022 growing season experienced epic drought conditions, with the first half of the calendar year being one of the driest on record. Most of the rainfall came in November and December, saturating the soil, and setting the stage for the early part of the year. With a full soil moisture profile and moderate temperatures in the early spring, bud break started around historical average. Many frost nights ensued, which impacted early season growth and slowed down shoot elongation, creating some unevenness. The cool period in and around flowering further prolonged the flowering cycle and created a wide degree of variability. The unsettled weather in general ranged from cool temperatures to occasional rain showers to a freak hailstorm in early May. The remainder of the season was thankfully moderate, and harvest started on historical average in early August. The key to success in 2022 was the selective thinning of shoots and fruit to reduce the variation, tightening the window of ripening. Due to the complexities of the growing season, the wines show excellent structure and verve, with typical site specificity, and all in all a terrific vintage with aging potential.

Barrel Description: 50% new, 50% 1yr.
Barrel Aged: 11 months


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
2025 - 2032
Food pairing

Tasting Profile

The nose is greeted with a bouquet of ripe red fruits, including cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, intertwined with subtle notes of earthy undertones and a touch of spice.
The 2022 Williams Selyem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir offers a harmonious blend of flavors. Silky tannins and vibrant acidity create a smooth, lively palate. Its finish is long, leaving an elegant impression.

Williams Selyem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2022

Williams Selyem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2022

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