2006 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard 750ml

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2006 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($54) Medium red. Fresh raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by tobacco and Asian spices. Juicy red and dark berry flavors shows a liqueur-like concentration but are also impressively energetic and pure. Becomes chewier and riper on the finish, which leaves a strong note of bitter cherry behind.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 89

Crisp acidity and an almost primary character still seem to characterize the 2006 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, which is made largely from newer Dijon clones. It is medium ruby, has tart acids, and a spicy finish.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 88

Ripe and fleshy, with sweet-sour cherry and touches of spice and mineral. Complex and easy-drinking, ending with a burst of juicy fruit. 598 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 92
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/14/2013
Score: 95
Author: jacques
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 08/11/2011
Right at its peak, nearly perfect. Intergated tannin, still full of fruit, great mouthfeel.
More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)
2011 (750ml)
2010 (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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