Californian Pinot Noir 2009

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Highly drinkable yet in many cases ageworthy, the lauded 2009 California Pinot Noirs benefted from a mild winter and a cool summer - perfect for this temperamental grape. See Linda Murphy's pick of the best Californian Pinot Noirs here...
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Californian Pinot Noir 2009, Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard
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Williams Selyem, Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Williams Selyem, Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Williams Selyem’s Pinots show pert red and/or black fruit (depending on vineyard source) and crackling acidity. This bottling from its new estate vineyard has more heft and tannin, yet it remains suave and elegant, with blackberry, beetroot, kirsch and sassafras notes. 19pts/20 (96/100pts)
Price: N/A UK williamsselyem.com
Drink: 2013–2020
Alc: 14.1%

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