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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard 2006

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Medium in body and in color, this wine exhibits a nose of high toned aromas of wild blackberries, pomegranates, sandalwood, Asian spice and roasted marshmallows. The mouth is filled with flavors of tart raspberries, truffles, dried cranberries, racy acids, cardamom and mocha. The bright Coastal acidity and ripe soft tannins accentuate the wild berry flavors which linger into the long finish. Will need some aging time.

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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 Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard

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Snooth User: palmnut
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4.00 5
05/31/2009

glad I opened and well worth drinking now. pure red fruit (mostly raspberry/strawberry for me, but I can see how people get cherry) in a light bodied package with some definite spice and a little cola character. nice.


Snooth User: totoro2
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3.50 5
04/02/2010

very nice...medium bodied. aromas and notes of cherries, red berries, oak, vanilla. well balanced with bright acidity and lingering berry finish


Snooth User: wheredawine
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3.50 5
03/10/2009

Three and a half glasses


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

External Review
09/22/2010

Black raspberries, black cherries, sassafras, forest floor, and an undeniable minerality are found in the 2006 Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard. The acidity is slightly higher than in the 2005, but it is well-integrated because of the wine's super fruit char... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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01/31/2009

A superb effort, the medium to full-bodied, youthful, exuberant 2006 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard offers notes of black raspberries, kirsch, forest floor, and minerals along with terrific vibrancy and length. Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain 750ml


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10/04/2010

A perennial favorite in these pages, this Pinot hails from the very heart of what many, including ourselves, view as one of the top two or three Pinot patches outside of the very best in Burgundy. It starts with exceptionally concentrated fruit redol... Connoisseurs' Guide. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 750ml


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01/16/2009

The 2006 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors looks potentially even better than the 2005. Complex forest floor, raspberry, cherry, and earthy notes are intermixed with a background toasty wood character in this medium-bodied, fruity effort. With decen... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Neighbors 750ml


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01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml


External Review
01/31/2009

Bright red. Intensely mineral nose offers a sexy bouquet of fresh red berries, incense and cinnamon. Light in body but deeply flavored, with spicy strawberry and raspberry flavors and a strong undertone of graphite. This doesn't want to let go of the... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 750ml


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01/16/2009

Medium red. Fresh raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by tobacco and Asian spices. Juicy red and dark berry flavors shows a liqueur-like concentration but are also impressively energetic and pure. Becomes chewier and riper on the fini... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard 750ml


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Medium in body and in color, this wine exhibits a nose of high toned aromas of wild blackberries, pomegranates, sandalwood, Asian spice and roasted marshmallows. The mouth is filled with flavors of tart raspberries, truffles, dried cranberries, racy acids, cardamom and mocha. The bright Coastal acidity and ripe soft tannins accentuate the wild berry flavors which linger into the long finish. Will need some aging time.

Aged 10 months.

Notes: 31% new, 35% 1-year-old, 34% 2-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.49
Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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