WINEMAKER(S)
Jeff Mangahas

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 53

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Williams Selyem Winery
Sonata No. 3

Pinot Noir
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard 33.4%, Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard 33.3%, Drake Estate Vineyard 33.3%
Russian River Valley
2016
20 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Of all wine varieties, Pinot Noir is undeniably the most expressive of place. Some of Williams Selyem’s prized sites include three estate properties that are highly expressive on their own, but when combined together offer perfect balance and harmony—much like a great piece of music. For this year’s offering, these three profound sites are blended for a composition that is truly exceptional.

The Williams Selyem Estate on the famed Westside Road expresses a lithe texture and mineral component, and is beautifully counterpointed to the robust and opulent nature of the Lewis MacGregor Estate. Newer plantings at the Drake Estate in Guerneville bring a liveliness and freshness that round out this amazingly concentrated Pinot Noir. Through precision farming and artisanal winemaking this never before blend is a quintessential Williams Selyem wine, and a true Russian River Valley, Sonoma County original.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

February 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

April 2018