Wine Advocate | Rating: 88There are 3,230 cases of the 2002 Pinot Noir Russian River, which exhibits a dark ruby color, good, crisp acidity, plum, Allspice, vanilla, and pomegranate characteristics, medium body, and a 3-4 year lifeline.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Wonderful fragrant aromas of flowers and ripe cherry and wild berry, which transfer over to a smooth, rich, polished style that caresses the palate, turning silky and delicate. Finishes with vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit and touches of vanilla and spice. 3,275 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88Deeply pitched red and black pinot fruit aromas nuanced by hints of mocha and spice combine with sexy, rich and generous flavors that deliver good volume if limited complexity at present. The finish is sappy, dusty and mouth coating with a hint of warmth. This is a pretty effort and I like the overall balance here that should enable it to reward 4 to 5 years of cellaring.Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2005
Self | Rating: 90Dark cherry color. Dried cherry flavor and chewy tannins on the palate. Medium finish. This is a nice Pinot at this stage with still potential to gain complexity.Drink Dates: 2005-2014Author: Conrad K
Self | Rating:In a nice spot now, one of the better W-S Pinots I've enjoyed in a while.Author: WineDoc
Self | Rating: 94The last of a great vintage. Truly got better and better.Author: Billy the Kid
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 665 bottles owned
- 123 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 123 collectors)