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2018 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir

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December 4, 2022 - $66



95Wine Enthusiast

A pronounced floral and earthy nose carries to the medium-bodied palate... Lifted notes of wild strawberry, pomegranate and cardamom combine with ease against darker notions of forest floor and toasted oak, remaining bright through a long finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...aromas of charcuterie, cinnamon stick and tree bark with strawberry and floral perfume supporting the broody, spicy nuances. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with sweet berry fruits and bitters accents, soft, super juicy, quietly powerful but featherweight and finishing very long.

94Vinous / IWC

...bright and beautifully lifted. Sweet dried cherry, mint, cedar, tobacco and spice are all wonderfully alive in the glass... I especially like the energy and vibrancy here.


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.