2010 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml

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2010 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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International Wine Cellar | 91

Vivid red. Fragrant, highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, gingerbread and fresh rose. Juicy and lithe, offering tangy red fruit flavors that display very good spicy lift and cut. Sweeter on the very persistent finish, leaving a deep cherry quality behind.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Score:
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/07/2014
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
Score: 95
Author: lupin
Tasted On: 11/03/2013
Score: 92
Author: JeffroB
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/09/2012
Score: 92
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 10/23/2012
Bright red, marischino color. Almost translucent. Red cherry fruit aromas, with spice. Bright acidity, smooth but present tannins. Could probably age but couldn't keep my hands off it.

About This Producer


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 had left his job as a wine retailer, and they devoted themselves full-time to winemaking. In 1997, John Dyson bought the winery with plans of planting a 20-acre Russian River vineyard and gradually expanded production. Williams continued to make wine into 2000, after which time Bob Cabral, formerly of Alderbrook and Hartford Court, took over as Executive winemaker.

Quality across the board is exceptionally high, with especially notable Pinot Noirs. There are no secrets to Williams Selyem's success: they seek low yield, fully ripened grapes from superb vineyard sources.

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