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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Williams Selyem Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120678)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherry cola and sassafras dominate the nose, with an underlying layer of earthiness. The ongoing addition of new clones continues to drive this wine to the next level. Perfumed aromas of raspberry, black cherry and exotic spices emanate from the glass, intermingled with earthy, forest floor notes. Earthy notes on the entry of the palate subside to give way to raspberry, maraschino cherry and Asian spices. Fresh acidity provides a backbone of supple tannins, dark chocolate and lingering cherry fruit. The palate finishes with creamy strawberry and raspberry flavors and gives way to smoked meats, clove and sweet vanilla.
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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.