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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Williams Selyem Forchini Vineyard South Knoll Zinfandel 2009
Williams Selyem Forchini Vineyard South Knoll Zinfandel 2009
(search item no. 116646)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $79.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The last time I bottled these blocks separately was in 2001 - for similar reasons. The sandier soils of this block (compared to the North Flats) show the classic old vine zin characteristics we have all come to expect. The nose exhibits concentrated blackberries and wild raspberry jam with spice and toffee. In your mouth the rich and full tannins are only masked by the power of the berry fruits and balanced acidity that keeps those flavors lingering on and on in the finish. Concentrated and complex, this wine will drink very well now and mature nicely well into the future.
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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.