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The June 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 6/10/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #573. Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard 2016

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 92 WA.
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard comes from dry-farmed, organic vines, some planted as early as 1971. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, it opens with blackcurrant and spiced black cherries, dried savory herbs, notes of nutmeg and warm cinnamon stick, perfumed earth and peppery/meaty touches with red berry sparks. The palate is light to medium-bodied and slowly fleshes out in the mouth—this is a more elegant, understated style—with grainy tannins and juicy freshness to lift the long, spicy finish. 318 cases produced. California lost one of its great wine pioneers with the passing of Burt Williams in December 2019. The first commercial vintage of Williams Selyem was in 1981, and all these years later, it remains a benchmark for Pinot Noir in California. Williams influenced countless winemakers and was integral in shaping the wine landscape in California that we are fortunate to inherit today. We raise our glasses in your honor." Wine Advocate Interim, Dec 2019
Provenance: The Capitaine Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $40

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