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Flickinger Wines USD 79.00 750ml

Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Flax Vineyard 2010

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93 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Deep ruby. Heady, exotically perfumed bouquet combines raspberry compote, Asian spices, violet and a touch of incense. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering lively black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors along with notes of candied rose and star anise. Shows excellent heft and energy on the finish, which clings with impressive spiciness and tenacity. (May 2012)

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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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Vintage: 2003 07/19/2007

wonderful, complex RRV pinot. the color makes you think it'll be an enormous wine, but it's actually pretty delicate. great balance and nose


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Vintage: 2007 11/19/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

Williams-Selyem Flax Pinot Noir 2007


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Vintage: 2005 09/22/2010

The brilliant 2005 Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with blacker currants, wet stones, pomegranate, and ripe apples. With beautiful density, terrific acidity, and a medi... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 03/19/2013

Well-focused, tight and compact, with a rich mix of earthy currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit thats clean and refreshing, with a long, lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2011. 700 cases made. â_JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 09/22/2010

Dark fruits (black raspberries and black currants) are evident in the 2003 Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard. It possesses a spicy nose, a terrific texture, loads of concentration, a beautiful, layered mouth-feel, and a long finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 09/24/2010

Looking more like a Syrah than Pinot Noir, the 2003 Flax Vineyard boasts a gorgeous bouquet of black raspberries, blackberries, and sweet cassis. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, with high extract, tangy acidity, firm tannin, and an inky style, it requires 1-2 years of bottle age, and should keep for a decade.


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Vintage: 2002 10/30/2010

A big, beefy offering, the denser, richer 2002 Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard possesses sweeter fruit as well as more volume, depth, and power than the 2001. A superb offering, it offers notes of sassafras, black cherries, cola, and earth. Give it 1-2 year... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Flax Vineyard 750ml


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93 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Deep ruby. Heady, exotically perfumed bouquet combines raspberry compote, Asian spices, violet and a touch of incense. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering lively black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors along with notes of candied rose and star anise. Shows excellent heft and energy on the finish, which clings with impressive spiciness and tenacity. (May 2012)

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