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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir "Vista Verde Vnyd" San Benito 2011

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"Ruby-red. Candied cherry, Asian spices, fresh flowers and cocoa powder on the highly perfumed nose, along with a touch of sexy oak spices. Juicy, energetic and focused, offering sweet red fruit and rose pastille flavors that gain weight in the glass. Shows impressive power and clarity on the long, palate-staining finish. For such a potent wine there's real finesse here."-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar*International Wine Cellar rated: 92 pts.*

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 "Vista Verde Vnyd" San Benito

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Snooth User: outthere
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0.00 5
06/12/2012

Nose is a mélange of strawberry, cherry and raspberry. Enters the mouth with a rich texture. The palate shifts to crushed rock minerality, strawberry and tart cherry with a slight effervescence on the top of the tongue. Finished long with bright acidity. Best served with a good chill on it. The md-palate goes a bit flat when reaching room temp. Very refreshing.


Snooth User: outthere
3244434,560
3.50 5
06/12/2012

Nose is a mélange of strawberry, cherry and raspberry. Enters the mouth with a rich texture. The palate shifts to crushed rock minerality, strawberry and tart cherry with a slight effervescence on the top of the tongue. Finished long with bright acidity. Best served with a good chill on it. The mid-palate goes a bit flat when reaching room temp. Very refreshing.


External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir "Vista Verde Vnyd" San Benito

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/17/2015

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 wine is one with the most immediate appeal. Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "Sweetly attractive in raspberry and cherry jam flavors that are bright and zesty, while smoky oak brings spicy-sweet notes of vanilla bean and buttered cinnamon toast. Despite all the sheer lusciousness, this Pinot finishes dry. Drink now."



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"Ruby-red. Candied cherry, Asian spices, fresh flowers and cocoa powder on the highly perfumed nose, along with a touch of sexy oak spices. Juicy, energetic and focused, offering sweet red fruit and rose pastille flavors that gain weight in the glass. Shows impressive power and clarity on the long, palate-staining finish. For such a potent wine there's real finesse here."-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar*International Wine Cellar rated: 92 pts.*

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