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2005 Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors Russian River Valley
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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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2005 Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors Russian River Valley

Producer: Williams-Selyem Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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92 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007

($65) Dark red. Explosive strawberry and raspberry liqueur scents are accented by exotic spice and cola notes on the vibrant nose. Enticing sweet red berry flavors are lifted by fresh acidity and firmed by dusty tannins. The finish of suave, focused red fruits shows excellent persistence and purity. Platonic Russian River pinot that's irresistible right now.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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