2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast (USA, California, Central Coast)

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California, Central Coast, Pinot Noir, USA


Ruby red slightly cloudy color followed by a nose of cranberry, nutmeg, and sour cherry. Maybe even a hint of jasmine and peet moss. Lush palate of sour cherry, red currant, and spice with a good shot of acidity that finished very nicely. Seems like this could pass for a village burgundy or good Bourgogne if it wasn’t for the pronounced spice. Very good effort and I prefer this vintage of WS CC over the prior two. Certainly a great QPR at release price.

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