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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast 2005

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Selected from nine different clonal blocks in our Vista Verde Vineyard, the ripe fruit offers a wonderful perfumed nose of black cherries, rose petal and nutmeg. The bright cherry/strawberry nose, with a hint of truffle, spice, cardamom, toffee and fennel are classic to this vineyard site. Your mouth will water with flavors of wild cherries, pomegranates, sassafras, fennel and white truffles. I find that the balanced acidity helps to carry the rich and round tannins that follow through long into the finish.

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Williams-Selyem:
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. ... Read more
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. The winery carefully executes the Williams Selyem philosophy of "respecting the juice." From fermentation to bottling, including the no pumping and filter-free methods, the winemakers use these processes to ensure that the quality of the wine is not compromised. Fortunately, they seem to have none of the typical pressures that many wineries do today and are therefore able to focus strictly on quality. This almost ceremonial approach to creating these wines can be tasted in every bottle. Bob says there's no other place he'd rather be making wine than in the Russian River Valley. Much like the philosophy of Burt and Ed, Bob has forged and fostered successful relationships with many of the growers who have stayed with the winery from its inception. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards from which they source their fruit, Williams Selyem wines continue to deliver their distinctive taste. On the standing commitment to extraordinary quality at the winery, Bob says, "We respect the grower, the vineyard, we respect the fruit coming in and we take care of the process tenaciously with minimal interference. We exercise patience at every stage and I have to say, we are richly rewarded for that. We like to share those rewards with the people who love our wines." As for the wines…they just keep getting better and better. Read less

Member Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

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Snooth User: Nicolaus Bauer
74017223
3.50 5
02/12/2009

Cherry - Blackberry taste, easy and good to drink. Fits well with steak.


Snooth User: HMMeyer
41746190
2.50 5
07/28/2008

Disappointed with this WmSeleym Pinot. Perhaps we built it up too much, but it was fairly thin, a little cloudy and dark cherries. Tangy and tight.


Snooth User: norfizzle
3821740
5.00 5
12/17/2007

Reminiscent of blackberries, plums, cloves, black truffle, cola and crème brûlée. The rich and broad tannins accentuate blackberry-plummy fruits and complement the creamy, silky, yet fat finish and concentrated berry /spicy flavors. Loved it!


External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2009

Ripe and plump, with rich plum and black cherry flavors that are complex, elegant and well-integrated. Drink now through 2011. 672 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2009

The 2005 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard exhibits a deep ruby color along with a nice, earthy, sweet nose of blue fruits, raspberries, and cherries. Medium-bodied with good acidity, light tannin, and a pure, Cote de Beaune-like style, it will drink we... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2010

The 2005 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard is a distinctive, earthy, rustic-styled effort displaying a deep ruby hue in addition to abundant amounts of sassafras, damp earth, forest floor, sweet cherry, and steely mineral-like characteristics. Well-made but t... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 750ml


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05/18/2010

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

Medium red. Strong notes of cumin and sassafras accent bright strawberry and raspberry scents. Elegant, silky and easygoing, with light red berry flavors and a fresh mineral note on the finish. This is ready to drink. 89 points Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Special Bottling 750ml



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Selected from nine different clonal blocks in our Vista Verde Vineyard, the ripe fruit offers a wonderful perfumed nose of black cherries, rose petal and nutmeg. The bright cherry/strawberry nose, with a hint of truffle, spice, cardamom, toffee and fennel are classic to this vineyard site. Your mouth will water with flavors of wild cherries, pomegranates, sassafras, fennel and white truffles. I find that the balanced acidity helps to carry the rich and round tannins that follow through long into the finish.

Aged 10 months.

Notes: 34% new, 34% 1-year-old, 32% 2-year-old

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.63
Total Acidity: 0.54 grams per liter

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