JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 90A very fruity red with strawberry and lemon character. However, there is a subtlety to this wine with fine tannins and very pretty fruit. Some mineral and floral character too. Better in 2013.Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90Bright ruby. Rather brooding aromas of deep dark berries and cherry, with hints of sassafras and licorice. Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering densely packed cherry-cola and black raspberry flavors and a chewy texture. Finishes with solid grip and very good thrust, with the cola note repeating. This one will require some patience.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Fragrant fresh earth and red berry fruit is delicate, with black cherry and red plum flavors. Medium-bodied, silky and pleasing.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a tasty, straightforward offering with plenty of character. This delicious, fruit-driven Pinot is best enjoyed over the next 2-3 years, while the aromatics and fruit retain their freshness.Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2011-2019Author: Matt O
Self | Rating: 92Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating: 92Author: Vigneron
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
- 565 bottles owned
- 113 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 113 collectors)