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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 123247)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $75.00

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Most of this fruit is grown on Williams Selyem's Drake Estate Vineyard layered with vineyards from along Westside & Eastside Roads. The nose is redolent of ripe blackberries, plums, toffee and creme brulee. The rich and full tannins accentuate the blackberry & dark plummy fruits and complement the creamy, silky finish. The concentrated dark fruits and spicy flavors truly express the classic finesse and depth of complexity that you would expect from a classic 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.