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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Precious Mountain 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex perfume of wild cherries and raspberries, sweet roses, citrus blossom, Asian spice, green tea and toffee. In your mouth the ripe red berry flavors explode with a nice balance of acidity, morel mushrooms and espresso. The ripe, somewhat youthful tasting tannins are complemented by the concentration of fruit and long, succulent finish.

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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

External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Precious Mountain

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

As for the dark plum/ruby-colored 2004 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain, this has a nice, sweet berry nose intermixed with raspberry, plum, and autumn foliage. Complex aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied wine but, again, rather noticeable acidity seems to tighten the wine down and make it very difficult to penetrate its flesh. This wine should age nicely and should turn out well.



Complex perfume of wild cherries and raspberries, sweet roses, citrus blossom, Asian spice, green tea and toffee. In your mouth the ripe red berry flavors explode with a nice balance of acidity, morel mushrooms and espresso. The ripe, somewhat youthful tasting tannins are complemented by the concentration of fruit and long, succulent finish.

Aged 16 months.

Notes: 60% new, 40% 1-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.55
Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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