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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120684)
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Heady and concentrated aromas of maraschino cherry, blackberry, creme brulee, star anise and potpourri display the pedigree of this wine. Concentrated berry flavors are complemented by hints of fennel and earth.The concentrated palate has a wonderful entry of raspberry and blackberry fruit that gives way to a mid-palate of rich tannins and a long mocha, cola finish. Hints of black cherry, wild herbs, fennel seed, smoked meat, blood orange and dried flowers typify this wine. Broad tannins are highlighted by the fresh acid backbone of this wine, and the complex array of aromas opens beautifully with air. While this wine is drinking extremely well already, it can only benefit from some time in a cool cellar. This wine will age gracefully.
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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.