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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Williams Selyem Hirsch Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Hirsch Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120682)
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of wild raspberries, rainier cherries, cassis, Asian spices, creme brulee, truffles and forest floor, espresso, cola and truffles burst out of the glass. Intense flavors of berries and anise with a hint of wild game coat the palate. The palate is silky in texture with five spice and cardamom giving way to strawberry and raspberry fruit across the mid-palate. The back palate displays spicy oak, supple tannins, coffee and orange rind, all of which combine for a long, lasting finish. Sandalwood, vanilla, and anise are countered with berries and black cherry skin in the mouth. This is a complete wine, showing true Hirsch site specificity. With each year the mature vines at Hirsch seem to bring more complexity and balance to the wine.
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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.