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Changing of the Guard at Williams Selyem

Issue: December 31, 1999

December 31st, 1999 Changing of the Guard at Williams Selyem The famed Sonoma winery has a new owner and a different feel. All eyes are watching to see whether it's still the king of California Pinot Noir By James Laube It was an idyllic, all-American boutique winery, founded in the basement of a garage in rural Sonoma County by two unlikely sorts who went on to master wine's trickiest grape, Pinot Noir.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 1999.

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