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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard 2008

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The wild berries, Asian spice, fresh herbs and mocha aromas in the nose exude classic Sonoma Coast characteristics. Your mouth will explode with flavors of ripe wild berries, cranberries, graham cracker, white pepper, toffee, and toasted marshmallow. Rich tannins and acidity balance out the flavors of ripe berries, citrus peel and fresh herbs. The long, rich finish completes this wonderful experience.

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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: Philip James
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5.00 5
06/26/2011

Incredibly rich, smooth pinot. Nose of black cherry, blackberry and some raspberry. Very rich and fruity in the mouth with the same fruits, but also nice robust tannins and incredible persistence.


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

External Review
04/11/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma County 750ml


External Review
11/22/2011

Very limited production that goes primarily to members of their mailing list, we are very lucky to be able to offer a small quantity of this collectible Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Williams Selyem. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points saying "Shows tart cranberry crispness in addition to richer cherry and raspberry fruit, but it’s a fairly aloof wine now, with competing parts. Even though this isn’t a single-vineyard Pinot, it needs time in the cellar, to let everything mellow. Give it 4–5 years."


External Review
04/11/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast 750ml


External Review
04/11/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml



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The wild berries, Asian spice, fresh herbs and mocha aromas in the nose exude classic Sonoma Coast characteristics. Your mouth will explode with flavors of ripe wild berries, cranberries, graham cracker, white pepper, toffee, and toasted marshmallow. Rich tannins and acidity balance out the flavors of ripe berries, citrus peel and fresh herbs. The long, rich finish completes this wonderful experience.

Notes: 35% new, 35% 1-year-old, 30% 2-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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