Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, California
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Dark and concentrated, a masculine wine with aromas of wild blackberries, currants, nutmeg, dried herbs and earth. Extracted flavors of wild berries, Asian spice, mocha and forest floor develop throughout the expansive mouth feel. Extracted grape tannins are softened with sweet toasty oak and carry nicely through with vibrant acids in the finish.
"Deep ruby-red. Brooding, pungent nose suggests black raspberry, cherry-cola and Moroccan spices, along with notes of dried rose and black tea. The palate offers flavors of sappy dark berry compote and candied violet, with a building spiciness. Lots going on here! Finishes with solid grip and excellent persistence, the violet and spice notes emphatically repeating. This should be a slow ager. 93(+?) points"
International Wine Cellar
"This beautiful mix of complex flavors shows smoky, toasty oak accents to the ripe plum and raspberry flavors. Deftly balanced, intense and focused, ending with a mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2020. 292 cases made."
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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...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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