Lot #62 WILLIAMS SELYEM WINERY
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard 20%,
Martaella Vineyard 20%,
Starkey Vineyard 20%,
Hallberg Vineyard 20%,
Laguna Vineyard 20%
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
There are five established neighborhoods in Russian River Valley: Middle Reach, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Laguna Ridge, Santa Rosa Plain, and Sebastopol Hills. Each one has a unique soil and climatic influence that creates a signature flavor profile in the wines made from those areas. Williams Selyem’s portfolio focuses mostly on single vineyard bottlings that showcase the complexity of a terroir, which are singular and unique. However, the amazing fruit from the outstanding 2021 growing season inspired Winemaker Jeff Mangahas to artfully blend these neighborhoods for the first time into the barrel auction lot “2021 Neighborhoods.”
Williams Selyem has been making wine in Russian River Valley since 1981 and sources fruit from a diverse set of world-class vineyards in the Russian River Valley and beyond. The winery traditionally emphasizes bottlings from the Middle Reach region, where the estate winery is also located.
Refined tannins from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard in the Middle Reach combine carefully with the acid and deep flavors from the Starkey Vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills. The Hallberg Vineyard in Green Valley contributes a cool fruit character and tea-like tannin structure, while the Laguna Vineyard on the Laguna Ridge offers minerality from the Goldridge soils. Ultimately, the Martaella Vineyard in the Santa Rosa Plain offers richness to round out the profile. Never before have wines from these distinctive sites been combined by Williams Selyem and together they represent a 360-degree viewpoint of the Russian River Valley in “2021 Neighborhoods.”
WINEMAKER(S): Jeff Mangahas
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: December 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: March 2023
National Distribution: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, MD, MA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.