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2004 Williams Selyem Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rich nose of forest floor and red and black fruits mixed with some subtle oak and crushed rock. Fruit-forward, rich, medium to full-bodied, and impressively done.

92Burghound.com

... hints of sandalwood and spice that can also be found on the rich, serious and beautifully detailed flavors that have a very classy mouth feel and much better harmony and balance on the long finish. A stunner.

91Stephen Tanzer

Perfumed nose combines minerals, graphite and fresh herbs. Sweet, lush and spicy, but without the grip of the Peay. Offers very good density and concentration, though.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.