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2017 Williams Selyem Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir

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July 9, 2023 - $66



94James Suckling

...very floral feel, offering sappy, foresty aromas with coal smoke and roasted meat, as well as earthy nuances. The palate has smooth and quite dense, smoked-berry flavors. Earthy.

92Vinous / IWC

...powerful and gam... Black cherry, plum, iron, game and smoke inform this powerful wine...

91The Wine Advocate

...savory nose of prosciutto, cracked pepper, dusty earth, old leather, woodsmoke, ash and dried autumn leaves with black tea leaves, orange peel and black and red cherries and berries at the core. The light to medium-bodied palate is savory, intense and nuanced, framed softly by chalky tannins and finishing very long with great freshness.

A subtle application of wood sets off notably ripe aromas of red and black cherry that are trimmed in hints of menthol and spice. The sleek, delicious and nicely vibrant middle weight flavors retain good delineation on the ever-so-mildly austere finish...


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


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.