2011, Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot NoirUdsolgt
Ripe Bing cherries and raspberries dominate the nose of this aromatic wine. Racy cherry-cola flavors and supple tannins fill your mouth along with white truffles and mushrooms on the finish. There is a richness that coats the palate and lingers into the finish. Always wonderful natural acidity, which allows this wine to age nicely for 6-8 years. —Director of Winemaking Bob Cabral
Ferrington Vineyard is located in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley. The 70 acres of rich valley floor were planted with clones brought back from Burgundy. Five clones including Pommard (UCD4), 115, 777, and 667 of Pinot Noir comprise about 27 acres of this vineyard.
The 2011 vintage was marked by another cool year that produced wines with tremendous purity and depth. Similar in many ways to 2010, without the extremes, it had very low yields and below average cooler weather. But, the growing season in 2011 was much more consistent with gentle warming days and very cold summer nights. As a consequence, the vintage produced wines with incredible purity, remarkable acid and tannin balance, while expressing the uniqueness of each individual site and region. The signature of this vintage is one where the wines have bright fruit qualities, sound acidities and elegant tannin profiles. It is truly a vintage worth seeking.
Barrel Description: 73% new oak, 27% 1 year Barrel Aged: 16 months
Released Fall 2013