Williams Selyem Zinfandel Russian River Valley North Flats Forchini Vineyard 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Extremely concentrated flavors of blackberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned, perfumed/floral edge to them. The rich, mouth-coating tannins give way to a long jammy finish that is clean, balanced and refreshing.

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Williams-Selyem:
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. ... Read more
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. The winery carefully executes the Williams Selyem philosophy of "respecting the juice." From fermentation to bottling, including the no pumping and filter-free methods, the winemakers use these processes to ensure that the quality of the wine is not compromised. Fortunately, they seem to have none of the typical pressures that many wineries do today and are therefore able to focus strictly on quality. This almost ceremonial approach to creating these wines can be tasted in every bottle. Bob says there's no other place he'd rather be making wine than in the Russian River Valley. Much like the philosophy of Burt and Ed, Bob has forged and fostered successful relationships with many of the growers who have stayed with the winery from its inception. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards from which they source their fruit, Williams Selyem wines continue to deliver their distinctive taste. On the standing commitment to extraordinary quality at the winery, Bob says, "We respect the grower, the vineyard, we respect the fruit coming in and we take care of the process tenaciously with minimal interference. We exercise patience at every stage and I have to say, we are richly rewarded for that. We like to share those rewards with the people who love our wines." As for the wines…they just keep getting better and better. Read less

External Reviews for Williams Selyem Zinfandel Russian River Valley North Flats Forchini Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Absolutely superb is the 2006 Zinfandel Forchini Vineyard. Terrific intensity, full-bodied concentration, and plenty of red and black fruits interwoven with incense, pepper, and underbrush suggest this super-well-endowed, long, rich wine should drink... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Zinfandel Forchini Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
12/31/2010

Williams-Selyem Forchini Zinfandel 2006



Extremely concentrated flavors of blackberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned, perfumed/floral edge to them. The rich, mouth-coating tannins give way to a long jammy finish that is clean, balanced and refreshing.

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Aged 15 months.

Notes: 100% 3+ year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.0% pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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