Russian River Pinot Noir

Williams Selyem

Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

David T

Simply one of the 5 top CA Pinot Noir producers with this kind of vintage and age. They also possess consistency bottling to bottling - vintage to vintage for the most part.

The fruits are; bright, fresh, floral, candied & juicy. Dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, poached strawberries, boysenberries and blueberries all around the edges and pomegranate over the top. It is glorious over the palate. Black steeped tea, light nutmeg, dark Asian spices, cinnamon stick, vanilla, mid berry cola, red & black licorice, limestone, black rich soil, dry herbaceous notes- bay leaf up front, endless lighter, mid dark, red & blue florals framed in violets, cool summer rain acidity with great balance, getting their evolution & integration, nice tension & structure and an even finish fruit and earth that lasts beautifully for minutes.

Wine candy that will tame & improve over the next 5-8 years, hold a few and start a slow decline. @D&SLounge.
ā€” 10 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Medium ruby color. Aromas of strawberry, cherry and green tea. Tasty spices on this one with a red fruit undertone.

šŸ… 94 Points - James Suckling
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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Black cherry, tart cranberry, loads of black tea, earthy spice. ā€” 8 days ago

Williams Selyem

Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2013

David T

I get why people who generally always review this producer as just good consuming it young. This is ten years from birth, eight years in bottle and it is still not at its peak. it has ten years and perhaps more properly stored. Very good tonight but better things ahead. It takes this long and longer for WS Pinots to shine.

The palate is, juicy, ripe, rich, a bit lush; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, hues of blueberries, plum and ripe to dry strawberries with a pomegranate overlay. Then, dry earthiness, top soil, crushed rocks & powdery limestone & chalkiness, dark spices, some black pepper, dry brush, eucalyptus, tree sap, sun tea, black and red cola/licorice, drier tobacco, barrel dust to shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, touch of dry herbs-bay leaves & sage, bright red, pink, blue, purple florals framed in dark slightly withering florals, rain shower acidity, the finish is; well structured & balanced in fruit, earth & flowers, some more tension than I like but will soften & fade nicely in 3-5 years. But, wire to wire really even and stunning. Evolution & integration is good but needs 3-5 years to be its best. Coravin glass.

IMHO, one of the outstanding CA Pinot producers. Walter Hansel gives them a run for the money at their fantastic price point.
ā€” 16 days ago

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EnRoute Winery

Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Probably at its peak. Fairly ripe for PN, definitely a steak wine. But drinking very well with a little age on it. Paired it with chicken dick. Not ideal. ā€” 10 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2013

Finally settling in after an overripe youth. Red plum, black cherry, clove and rose petal. On the plateau. ā€” 13 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2008

2008 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 10 mins-2 hrs. Super small amount of sed in the dregs. Vibrant nose and relatively balanced early on but picked up some overt tartness after lounging in the decanter for an hour. Medium body. Decent showing and maybe has 3-4 more years at this level before dropping down another notch. 9.23.23. ā€” 9 days ago

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Grower-Vintner Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berries and sweet spices. On the palate flavors of raspberry and cherry with licorice, vanilla, cedar and cinnamon. Fine tannins, medium+ finish, lively acidity, good structure, ending with fruit, cedar and earthy spice. Nice! ā€” 15 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

My favorite of the evening! ā€” 10 days ago

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Dehlinger Winery

Estate Bottled Goldridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

2020 vintage. That Dehlinger style...big and bold, yet retaining a handful of subtleties if you sift through the initial assault. Feel free to age this for a decade+. Well-composed. Medium/medium-heavy body. 9.6.23. ā€” a month ago

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