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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108063)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Primarily from our Drake Estate Vineyard (Pommard & Clone 115) planted in 1998, with a bit from vineyards along Westside Road. The nose is redolent of blackberries, plums, toffee, and crème brûlée. The rich and full tannins accentuate blackberry and dark plummy fruit flavors, and complement the creamy, silky finish. The concentrated dark fruits and spicy flavors truly express the classic depth, complexity, and finesse that you would expect from our Russian River Valley pinot noir.
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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.