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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 117005)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine reminds me very much of our 2002 Russian River. The nose is fragranced with ripe plums, wild blackberry jam, violets, forest floor, crème brûlée and honey-cured bacon. Your mouth fills with blackberries, blueberries, sassafras, nutmeg and toasty oak. The ripe, concentrated tannins are rich and round across your palate and the balanced acidity and berry finish is long and lingering. A fuller bodied wine that should get better with 5-6 years of age.
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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.