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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120680)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromas of black cherries, blackberries, cola and truffles are bursting out of the glass. Rich tannins focus the cardamom and other Asian spice flavors across the palate. Aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry and baked cherry pie combine with the fragrance of violets, well-integrated oak, roasted marshmallow and vanilla pod to create a complex and full bodied nose. The round, firm yet supple palate lives up to this promise. Bing cherry, crème caramel, vanilla bean and seamless oak create a broad wine with rich tannins and a long cola finish. Plum and blackberry aromas are intermixed with notes of curry spice. Sweet plum at the entry with a smoked meat element and a black tea-like finish punctuate this bold Pinot Noir.
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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.