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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine

2 bottles Not Discountable

92 points International Wine cellar  May/June 2013
2011 Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard San Benito County

Ruby-red.  Candied cherry, Asian spices, fresh flowers and cocoa powder on the highly perfumed nose, along with a touch of sexy oak spices.  Juicy, energetic and focused, offering sweet red fruit and rose pastille flavors that gain weight in the glass.  Shows impressive power and clarity on the long, palate-staining finish.  For such a potent wine there's real finesse here.

$94.99
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

2 bottles Not Discountable

A wine of precision and understatement, the 2014 Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard offers up generous sweet red and bluish-hued berry flavors, with good supporting acidity and nuance to match. The Vista Verde is one of the smaller-scaled Pinots. Here it is the wine's balance that impresses most. A closing kick of acidity adds brightness and energy.

- Antonio Galloni

$101.99
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
Extremely Limited, 2 Bottles in Stock!
No Discounts!

"This unique site seems to be expressing more fruit-driven characteristics as these vines mature. The aromas of Rainier cherries, fennel, cardamom, earth and minerals dominate the bouquet entirely in this vintage. The concentrated flavors of wild berries, cola, minerals and fresh cardamom are complemented by the lingering tannin and long finish. As this vineyard continues to mature it is showing the true idiom of this unique site." -Winemaker Bob Cabral

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, May/June 2011
"Bright red. Highly expressive, floral aromas of strawberry, raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices. Vibrant and spicy on entry, then gains heft and depth in the mid-palate, offering smoky red berry and musky floral flavors and excellent tangy lift. Benefits enormously from aeration, showing excellent clarity on the long, spicy finish. I'd bet on this aging slowly and gracefully." -Josh Raynolds
$96.99
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine

2 bottles  Not Discountable

92 points 2011 International Wine cellar May/June 2013
Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands

(made with 30% whole clusters):  Deep ruby.  Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, Asian spices, cola and lavender, with a touch of licorice adding depth.  Penetrating and precise, with energetic dark berry and bitter cherry flavors staining the palate.  Chewy tannins add grip and structure to the very long, spicy and sharply focused finish.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2012 Red California Wine
93 Points from International Wine Cellar!

"A splendid display of dark fruits, including Bing cherry, crushed blackberry and mountain strawberry explode from the glass. The fruit profile is balanced with notes of lavender, vanilla bean, cinnamon and crushed rocks. The texture has a wonderful grip, which gives way to cherry pie and citrus flavors that linger on the palate. The finish is persistent with elements of spice, mineral and bittersweet chocolate. The 2012 Weir is a blockbuster Pinot Noir which is approachable in its youth but can also be enjoyed in years to come." -- Williams Selyem
$99.99
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2013 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard 2013 Red California Wine
Winemaker's Notes
Shy and demure at first, but notes of strawberry, sandalwood and mocha emerge with aeration. Hints of dried lavender and rose petal add to the allure of the Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir. At the entry, strawberry and red cherry flavors lead and give way to textural elements of fine-grained tannin and minerals, and an elegant, sensational finish.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 2010 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 2010 Red California Wine
Extremely Limited, No discounts!

"This wine is still one of my favorite blends to assemble and definitely a favorite to consume on a regular basis. It's always exciting to select barrels from vineyards like Rochioli, Bucher and our Estate to assemble bouquets of ripe blackberry jam, violets, plums, licorice, black truffle and toasty vanilla beans from our oak barrels. The palate flavors of blackberry/raspberry cobbler, cherry cola, cassis, smoked mushrooms and cinnamon coat your mouth with every sip and are very true to the individual lots that aid in the completeness of this assemblage. Ripe abundant tannins cut through the nicely balanced acidity that will make this vintage enjoyable for the next 8 - 10 years." -Winemaker, Bob Cabral

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, May 2012
"(made from fruit grown in the Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher, Flax, Rochioli Riverblock and Williams-Selyem estate vineyards; 13.9% alcohol): Ruby-red. Explosive, nuanced aromas of candied red fruits, fresh flowers and Asian spices, with deeper cola and licorice nuances gaining power in the glass. Sappy, expansive and appealingly open-knit, offering powerful red and dark berry compote flavors enlivened by allspice and candied rose. Finishes bright and nervy, with a repeating floral quality." -Josh Raynolds
$121.99
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 2012 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 2012 Red California Wine
Extremely Limited, No discounts!

"This wine is crafted from the finest growers along Westside Road - Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher, Rochioli Riverblock and the Williams Selyem Estate. The brilliant, red color is simply captivating. Floral notes of red rose and crushed rocks permeate the nose. The glass fills with red fruit driven by notes of cranberry, fresh strawberries and raspberries. With some air, deeper pitched aromas of Morello cherry penetrate the alluring aromatic profile. The nutmeg and allspice give way to a mineral-like finish, which is complemented by subtle vanilla flavors. The vivacious acids and long rich finish balance out this wine for cellar longevity." -The Winery
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate 2013 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate 2013 Red California Wine
"The hillsides of Westside Road are special because of their red soils, which seem to impart a mineral elegance; the Williams Selyem Estate typifies this. Pure cherry notes intermix with blood orange, oyster shell and fennel seed, and meld seamlessly with the elegance of the French oak flavors imparted during barrel aging. The very fine acidity highlights a precision that drives the length of the polished tannins. A very textural wine that must be cellared to achieve its full potential."
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2007 Kosta Browne Amber Ridge Pinot Noir 750 mL California Red Wine
2007 Kosta Browne Amber Ridge Pinot Noir 750 mL California Red Wine

"Savory and enticing. Notes of blackberry, raspberry, green tea and vanilla bean. A touch of red licorice.A soothing amount of rich berries and dense cherry with notes of cola. Soft tones of semisweet chocolate and sage excite the senses. All of which leads to a balanced, pleasing and silky fi nish." - The Winery

$192.85
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