2018 Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $78. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of beef bouillon, chamomile tea, and cardamom spice. Mid-weight flavors of black cherry, blackberry and chamomile tea leaves. Nicely balanced with gracious tannins and a long, quenching finish. Rather exotic and unique. I have never encountered the aroma or taste of chamomile in a Pinot Noir prior to this. Pinot Noir always provides surprises. Score: 92. Reviewed August 27, 2020

Winery: Williams Selyem
From article: California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards: Sonoma/Napa Counties - H-L