Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard 2010
PinotFile: 14.1% alc. Mostly Dijon clones (a rarity for Williams Selyem). Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Exotic aroma of wild berries, spice and woodshed. Moderately rich and impressively vivid black raspberry and plum core with an undertone of earth and minerals. Juicy and silky on the palate, with a well-honed backbone of acidity and tannins, finishing with generous persistence. Very good. (4/3/12)
External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Allen Vineyard
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. This Sonoma Coast bottling is outstanding. Steve Tanzer scored it 91 points and the Wine Spectator said "Offers a mix of ripe black cherry and plum, with a crushed rock edge, tight and firm, persistent on the finish. Should gain. Best from 2013 through 2021."