2007 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Central Coast 750ml

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2007 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Central Coast
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Burghound | 88

(bottled at 14.2%; $34) This is really quite pretty with an airy red berry fruit nose that is very pinot in basic character and leads to detailed, vibrant and attractively balanced flavors that possess just enough complexity to avoid being one-dimensional. Despite being on the simple side, I like the style.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 36

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International Wine Cellar | 90

($34) Bright red. Spicy red and dark berry aromas are complemented by fresh flowers and baking spices. Smoothly blends spicy and sweet on the palate, offering black raspberry and white pepper qualities and finishing with dusty tannins that add grip. A deeper cherry note arrives on the long, sappy aftertaste. This is already delicious.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Spectator | 88

Appealing berry and fragrant floral aromas are elegant and refined in this balanced, medium-bodied Pinot, with red berry and spicy herbal notes.

Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Author: James Laube


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Score: 92
Author: ListeningToBlues
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/30/2011
Score: 94
Author: UncleHeavyDude
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/12/2010

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 92
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/16/2010
Score: 94
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/04/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2017
just a shade under excellent. maybe needed more time, maybe more air. great but not a wow wine for me

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 94
Author: JMike
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/27/2009

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More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Central Coast:

2011 (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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