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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard 2004

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Bright Maraschino cherry, strawberry, violet and root beer aromas. Intense cherry and wild raspberry flavors end up round and fat in the mouth. The wild berry flavors are complemented by the rose water and mocha explosion in your mouth and the creamy textured tannins that finish long and juicy across your palate.

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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
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Snooth User: jkagel
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4.50 5
04/04/2009

Smooth gradient from the outer rim to a beautiful garnet center. Mostly clear but with a gentle 'Pinot' haze. Raspberries on the nose and just a whiff of woodiness. Rich raspberry flavor up front with a subtle acidity that provides a well balanced finish.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
09/13/2010

Whiffs of sour fruit follow musty mushroom beginning, as spice, then black cherry and blackberry notes emerge, with hints of mustard, asparagus and lilac blossoms. A bit of rose, grass, and tarragon decorate the complex bouquet as it shifts from sour to sweet over 10 seconds. The palate provides an equally interesting journey. Peppery heat on the attack, with cherries emerging from smoke. A woodsy center sustains during a pleasant linger.


Snooth User: qmckenna
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5.00 5
02/17/2009

yes, find it and like it.


Snooth User: Sovereign208
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4.50 5
06/17/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard

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Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

The smell of wet stones, roasted herbs, tart cherries, pomegranate, cranberries, and strawberries come from the nose of the 2004 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard. This is among the most acidic of these 2004s and seems attenuated because of that acid.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Good bright red-ruby color. Crushed cherry, spices, underbrush and a wilder suggestion of meat on the highly aromatic nose. Offers similar elements in the mouth, with the red fruits complicated by a slightly decadent underbrush element. Finishes with... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

Trim, compact and delicate, with detailed cherry, mineral, sage, herb and plum flavors shaded by a hint of toasty oak on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 1,175 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

A trim, tight youngster, with a narrow band of black cherry, spice, mineral and cedar. Ends with firm tannins and flavors that build on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 390 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

Good medium red. Spicy red raspberry, cherry, mocha, pepper and underbrush on the nose. Sweet and gentle, with moderate concentration and a lush texture. The briary dark raspberry and strawberry flavor is nicely framed by ripe acids and complicated b... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma County 750ml



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Bright Maraschino cherry, strawberry, violet and root beer aromas. Intense cherry and wild raspberry flavors end up round and fat in the mouth. The wild berry flavors are complemented by the rose water and mocha explosion in your mouth and the creamy textured tannins that finish long and juicy across your palate.

Aged 16 months.

Notes: 58% new, 42% 1-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.48
Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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