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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 9 
TypeRed
ProducerWilliams Selyem (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardOlivet Lane Vineyard
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationRussian River Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2021 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Olivet Lane on the Wine Market Journal.

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Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by peolsf on 8/4/2014 & rated 89 points: Dark ruby color. Nose of dark fruit, ollalieberry and black cherry. A little vegetal also, maybe a hint of tomato. On the palate, intense rich cherry and blackberry. Reasonably long finish. I feel like this would be much better with some years on it, but drinking well as very rich, fruit forward CA pinot. (1049 views)

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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168
(Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Olivet Lane Vineyard Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
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Williams Selyem

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Vintners

Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Association | Wikipedia

 
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