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2009 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast

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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93
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Drink Dates
VF: 2012-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
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Source Vinfolio

Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.718%
Tasted On 06/01/2014
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Author dfkcvino
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.104%
Tasted On 01/24/2014

This wine is not doing it for me, very tight and harsh, sour raspberry & dark cherry but not pleasant fruit. Only slightly improving with some air, light/medium bodied, gave up after one glass. Will revisit tomorrow but don't have much hope.

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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog www.myspace.com/southboundunion  Trust Rating 92.925%
Tasted On 05/21/2012
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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 08/13/2011
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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 07/19/2011

Pretty floral nose with fresh clean fruit. Flavor is subtle, focused, and quite acidic even at this age, with crisp mineral and wet stone. Really grabs the palate on the finish. Little if any oak influence. More subtle than the Central Coast, but with greater depth and complexity.

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Author Stewart
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 06/15/2011
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Author Mister45
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.969%
Tasted On 04/15/2011

Medium Pinot Color. Nose is soft and full of coffee and toasted spice. Hints of blueberry fruit and floral nuances. Palate is very young and firm. Solid blackberry and dark druit. Spicy front, leads into an almost herbal mid to late palate. Fruit goes along for the entire ride. Herbal more like a perfumed or floral hint. Solid acidic structure, with firm tannins. This is very young, and I would suggest holding for at least 3 years. A lot of character here, and should develop nicely.

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