2004 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard 750ml

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2004 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($49; 65% new oak) Deep red. Perfumed nose combines spices, rose petal, mocha, underbrush, minerals and earth. Fat, lush and sweet; creamy but with shape. Dominant flavors of spices, white pepper and forest floor. Attractive, spicy wine, and better than the 2003 version.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 88

The 2004 Bucher Vineyard, which is a hillside vineyard on Westside Road planted with Dijon clones 115, 667, and the older Pommard clone, seems to follow the same formula as the Westside Road Neighbors - lots of acid, sweet and sour cherries intermixed with smoke, underbrush, and pomegranate.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | 88

Firm, intense and vibrant, with a beam of black cherry and raspberry fruit that's focused and persistent, ending with a minerally edge.

Drink Dates: 2007-2010
Author: James Laube


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Score:
Author: Charles M71
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/30/2010
Corked.
More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)
2011 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)

About This Producer


The emergence of Williams Selyem as one of California's Pinot Noir leaders is an improbable success story. Founders Burt Williams and Ed Selyem started making wine under the Hacienda del Rio Winery label in a garage in Fulton. Their first wine was a 1981 Zinfandel, but very soon after they began their quest for great Pinot Noir. By the late 1980s, Williams had retired as a typesetter and Selyem had left his job as a wine retailer, and they devoted themselves full-time to winemaking. In 1997, John Dyson bought the winery with plans of planting a 20-acre Russian River vineyard and gradually expanded production. Williams continued to make wine into 2000, after which time Bob Cabral, formerly of Alderbrook and Hartford Court, took over as Executive winemaker.

Quality across the board is exceptionally high, with especially notable Pinot Noirs. There are no secrets to Williams Selyem's success: they seek low yield, fully ripened grapes from superb vineyard sources.

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