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Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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  • RP94
750ML / 13.9% ABV
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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
High toned and perfumed, this wine has ample texture and structure. Rose, lavender and blood orange effuse from the glass, before powerful waves of strawberry compote and rhubarb shoot through hoops of savory minerality.
JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard has a beautiful bouquet of Bing cherry and cranberry fruit intermixed with subtle violets, damp forest floor, and candied orange peel. Classically styled, with medium-bodied depth and richness, it has a tight, vibrant texture, bright acidity, and present, ripe tannins. This is classic, age-worthy Russian River Pinot Noir that's going to be better in a year or three and keep for over a decade. Rating: 94+

RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard has a bright, open nose of Bing cherry, prosciutto, dried leaves, tricolored peppercorn, mushroom and blackberry with red berry sparks and rose petal perfume. Light to medium-bodied, it's open for business in the mouth, giving up a great interplay of earth and bright fruits. It's got a firm frame of chalky tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing very long and spicy. This is wonderful! With its more serious character and frame, this will require another couple of years in bottle at least. 290 cases produced.

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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.

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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.

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RIN513614_2016 Item# 513614

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