2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
53 Ratings
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53 Ratings
2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Winemaker's Notes

The nose is redolent of blackberries, plums, toffee, and crème brûlée. The rich and full tannins accentuate blackberry and dark plummy fruit flavors, and complement the creamy, silky finish. The concentrated dark fruits and spicy flavors truly express the classic depth, complexity, and finesse that you would expect from our Russian River Valley pinot noir.

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The nose is redolent of blackberries, plums, toffee, and crème brûlée. The rich and full tannins accentuate blackberry and dark plummy fruit flavors, and complement the creamy, silky finish. The concentrated dark fruits and spicy flavors truly express the classic depth, complexity, and finesse that you would expect from our Russian River Valley pinot noir.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) While free of the annoying earthiness that plagues its partners, this soft and slightly fleshy effort steers a course that is defined by ripeness rather than fruit. Its glycerin-plumped, somewhat chocolatey flavors hint loosely at a bit of cherry jam, and, while very rich throughout, the wine is cut short at the finish by pushy tannins. It can use a year or two of smoothing to be sure, but it is not structured for long-term keeping.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/02
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Very precise and concentrated cherry-like fruit marks this wine indelibly as Pinot Noir from the very first, and, as it opens, it also picks up touches of strawberries, vanilla and cream. Never as weighty as many of its more obviously ripened relations, it is at once rich and fairly light on its feet, and it succeeds on style as much as on mass. Entirely tasty in its youth, it will keep quite well owing to its very fine balance.