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2018 Williams Selyem Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

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February 5, 2023 - $82

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RATINGS

97Wine Enthusiast

Vibrantly abuzz in flavors of tangerine, cherry and sage... Cardamom spiciness complements the brightness of the fruit while building to a crisp, enduring finish of oyster shell and stone.

95Vinous / IWC

...elegant, silky and polished. Bright mineral notes give the 2018 terrific energy that builds into the sculpted, delineated finish. Sweet red berry fruit, cedar, spice, blood orange and rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that meld together in the glass.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...aromas of crushed blackberries, red cherries, cinnamon, dried tobacco leaves and charcuterie. The palate is medium-bodied with dark fruits, a firmer, grainy frame and a mineral streak, finishing long...

REGION

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.

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.