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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120686)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As is so common with the Allen vineyard, the wine has a wonderful feminine bouquet of fragrant rose, strawberry, raspberry and five spice. The maturity of the vines contributes to the amazing complexity of this wine. The palate offers powdery mouth-coating tannins, raspberry and dark cherry fruit with Asian spices, sweet caramel and mocha oak and a long chocolate cherry finish, intermingled with spices and minerals. This is a wine with a wonderful acid-tannin structure that has a long life ahead of it. It is a very broad and centered wine that seems to continue to build on the palate. The Allen vineyard always produces a more subtle Pinot Noir that ages deceptively well.
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About Williams Selyem Winery :

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.