About Williams-Selyem Winery
Production of California "cult" Pinot Noirs started right here, at this Russian River winery. These are lush, extroverted Pinot Noirs, with sappy cherry, raspberry and spicy oak flavors, showcasing some of the best sites in the Russian River Valley and cooler Sonoma Coast appellations.
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1999 Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley
Producer: Williams-Selyem Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Region: Other California
Appellation: Anderson Valley
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2001
Dark red. Complex smoky, roasted aromas of black raspberry, cherry, cola, mocha, leather and minerals. Round and fat on the palate; not yet showing its sweetness but already quite seamless. Finishes with fine tannins and excellent persistence.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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