2012 WesMar Winery, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. WesMar Winery is owned by Denise Selyem, daughter of renowned winemaker Ed Selyem (yes, of Williams Selyem Winery). After leaving Williams Selyem in 2000, Denise started WesMar Winery. WesMar's Russian River Pinot Noir is a blend of the winery's single vineyards. Aromas of red fruits, vanilla, cinnamon ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured August 22, 2011

THE REVIEW

The expression "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" couldn't be more true in the case of WesMar Winery. One of California's most exclusive and celebrated Pinot producers now has competition from his own daughter.
    WesMar Winery is owned by Denise Selyem, daughter of renowned winemaker Ed Selyem (yes, of Williams Selyem Winery). Denise worked for her father until 2000 at which time she broke off to start WesMar. Like her father's wines, WesMar Russian River Pinot is world-class wine making at its best with Williams Selyem quality, literally.
    Year after year we receive endless requests for Williams Selyem wines, however, these elusive wines are made in small quantities and typically reserved for restaurants.
    Utilizing the winemaking techniques of her father, Denise has added her own flair. WesMar Russian River Pinot is a blend of the winery's single vineyard Pinots. The wine is wonderfully silky boasting aromas of red fruits, vanilla, cinnamon and cola. The mouth shows a melange of black plum followed by strawberries and red cherries. These flavors are complimented by subtle flavors of tea leaves, cinnamon and citrus accents with a wonderfully balanced long finish.
    Did I already mention this wine is silky smooth? Let me stress, it is. It is a great companion to grilled salmon or roasted chicken. Enjoy!Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »