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2005 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

The emergence of Williams Selyem as one of California's Pinot Noir leaders is an improbable success story. Founders Burt Williams and Ed Selyem started making wine under the Hacienda del Rio Winery label in a garage in Fulton. Their first wine was a 1981 Zinfandel, but very soon after they began their quest for great Pinot Noir. By the late 1980s, Williams had retired as a typesetter and Selyem... More »

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91
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Comm: 2012-2014 VF: 2007-2015
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
Author swimmer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.403%
Tasted On 02/18/2012
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Tasted On 09/19/2011
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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.754%
Tasted On 12/25/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2014

sour cherry and pomengranate flavors with lots of acidity, verging on too much of a good thing. Perhaps more bottle time will help....

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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 12/04/2009
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Author Charles M71
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.479%
Tasted On 03/01/2009

Great aroma and balance. Ready now.

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Author Paul C207
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 84.848%
Tasted On 10/17/2008

Deep ruby color, intense spicy bouquet and pallate. Darker and more intense than the Weir vineyard. very good and would probably improve further in the bottle.

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