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2011 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir, California, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $66   From: $49   To: $80

Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
88/100  
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Price History for 2011 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir, California, USA
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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ...more


Region
  • California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. Occupying the southern two-thirds of the country's west coast (Oregon and Washington make up the rest), it spans almost ten degrees of latitude and 850 miles (1370km) of coastline. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, the state's topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir.

    Although Californian wines rose to global renown only in the past few decades (notably after the Paris Judgment of 1976), the state's viticultural history dates back ...more

  • The United States has confidently come of age as one of the world's top wine-producing nations. Its reputation may be founded on the global fame of Napa and Sonoma, but the U.S. is home to countless lesser-known wine regions producing world-class wines (obvious examples include Oregon's ...more

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