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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Williams Selyem Forchini Vineyard North Flats Zinfandel 2009
Williams Selyem Forchini Vineyard North Flats Zinfandel 2009
(search item no. 115841)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $79.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The very concentrated flavors of wild blackberry, boysenberry, anise and black currants meld together on the palate. The bouquet of mature blackberry preserves and orange zest fills the glass. The ripe, fat tannins coat your mouth and finish with a perception of sweetness due to the mouth watering acidity. I am now using a bit more new oak (10%) that will help it will mature nicely over the years.
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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.