Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label

Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

  • WE97
  • WS92
750ML / 13.7% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE95
  • RP94
  • RP93
  • CG91
  • RP94
  • JD94
  • WE94
  • RP93
  • WE95
  • WW94
  • RP93
  • CG91
  • WE96
  • CG90
  • RP90
  • WE96
  • W&S92
  • CG93
  • WE97
  • WE93
  • RP90
  • WE96
  • RP92
  • WE91
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • W&S90
  • WS92
  • RP91
  • WS91
  • WS90
  • WS93
All Vintages
Price per bottle
Currently Unavailable $179.00
Try the
179
179
Save $0.00 (0%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Sun, Dec 12
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 13.7% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Winemaker Bob Cabral's first impression of this wine was strawberry shortcake. That may sound odd, but his glass had these floral notes of ripe strawberries and raspberries with a cinnamon spiciness and freshly baked white cake. The berry flavors are much more intense across the palate, as the toasty oaky flavors came through in the finish. A great backbone of both tannin and fresh acidity will only extend the life of this wine for years to come.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast
A dropdead gorgeous Pinot Noir that will satisfy everyone from Burgundy fans to diehard Cabernet cultists. Show an elegant complexity and silky texture that define great California Pinot Noir, yet with a powerful impact that emphasizes raspberries, cherries and blueberries. Brilliant acidity and tannins provide the perfect framework on this wine that's drinkable now, and will develop over the next 15-20 years.
Cellar Selection
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Marked by complex spicy, loamy earth, dried lavender and dried berry notes, this Pinot is full-bodied and tight, gaining richness and depth on the finish, where the flavors show a plummy minerality. Drink now through 2020. 286 cases made.
View More
Williams Selyem

Williams Selyem Winery

View all products
Williams Selyem Winery , California
Williams Selyem Winery  Proprietors John and Kathe Dyson Winery Image

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.

Image for Russian River Pinot Noir content section
View all products

While the Russian River Valley is a large appellation with multiple climate zones and soil types, it is best known for cool-climate varieties, with Pinot Noir as the most celebrated. The grapes benefit from a reliable late afternoon flow of Pacific Ocean fog through the Petaluma Gap and along the Russian River Valley that ensures slow and steady ripening and the preservation of grape acidity. Today many of California’s most highly regarded Pinot Noir vineyards are in the Russian River Valley, along with its sub-appellation, Green Valley.

Historically Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs had bright red fruit and delicate earthy, mineral notes. But changes in viticultural and winemaking practices have led to stylistic changes in some of the region’s wines. Adjustments to canopy management, among other techniques, have resulted in riper fruit and bolder wines as well. These show flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cola, spice and darker, loamy earth tones, accenting traditional Pinot Noir notes of strawberry, raspberry and light cherry.

Image for  content section
View all products
SOU152918_2009 Item# 111822

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...