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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120677)
collectible wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Black cherry, plum, rose petal, mocha, and exotic spice combine to give this wine a very pretty nose. This is an extremely well-balanced wine with a very long finish. Fresh acidity brings your mouth to life, helping to express raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors while enhancing the wine's rich tannins. Crème brulee, spice and dark chocolate linger on the back of the palate. The fruit, acid and tannin balance of this wine will ensure it has a long life. Entry is sweet and broad with black cherry and cherry skin flavors and focused acidity. Mocha and allspice round out the finish on this very elegant 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.