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2006 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock 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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Comm: 2009-2022

Author CSB
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Tasted On 02/04/2012

Cherry pie and vanilla with Dr Pepper at the end. Delicious!

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Author Seal Cellar
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Tasted On 05/29/2011


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Author Paul C207
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 84.848%
Tasted On 09/26/2009

Ruby in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Raspberry, Blackberry. Medium bodied. Silky texture. Satin-like texture. Long finish.

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Author Vinography
Site / Blog Vinography: A Wine Blog Trust Rating 98.611%
Tasted On 03/26/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2022

Light ruby in the glass, this wine has a beautiful earthy nose of wet mud and raspberry fruit tinged with scents of violets and orange peel. In the mouth it is beautifully textured, silky slippery smooth, in a way that sneaks around the corners of the mouth where it peeks out and splashes the palate with raspberry fruit and globs of mud, leaving me with the distinct impression that I know what this patch of ground tastes like. Sustained through a gorgeous lengthy finish, the fruit rings like a struck bell.

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