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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir exhibits dark cherry and cinnamon spice at its core. Faded rose, nutmeg and allspice complement the subtle notes of porcini and Oolong tea. Tightly wound on the palate at first, the wine expands out onto the mid-palate to deliver some wonderfully refreshing red fruits, citrus, and tea-like tannins. With its polish and grace, this wine exemplifies the beauty and power of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. It can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared for 3-6 years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) Sporting the red cherry fruit one looks for in Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs, this pleasing expression of grape and place comes with a veneer of enriching oak that lifts its aromas nicely and fills out its tasty, youthfully energetic flavors. Full in body at entry and somewhat supple across the palate, this wine delivers its fully fruited flavors with an added fillip of a stony, minerally underpinning. Look for it to age for several years and to be a fine mate to game birds and veal chops.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
  • Burghound
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 19, Jul 01, 2005
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06