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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1997
Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1997
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2009 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the attack, it starts peppery, smoky and meaty. Deep red color. Dense, ripe plum, black cherry and raspberry-laced fruit flavors. Finishes with firm tannins. Perfect for aging.
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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.