2007 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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2007 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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Burghound | 88?

(bottled at 14.0%; $42) Here the fruit is mildly riper with a lightly spiced nose of red raspberry and cherry fruit aromas that slide into delicious and energetic medium-bodied flavors that presently display a noticeable trace of astringency on the otherwise persistent finish. This may or may not round out but for now it's a bit of a question mark.

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

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International Wine Cellar | 92

($42) Deep, bright red. Pure aromas of spicy red berries, flowers and minerals are deepened by a gentle smoky quality. Suave and silky, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and showing no obvious tannins. A juicy, precise wine that finishes with impressive clarity and lingering sweetness. There's a lot of Hirsch fruit in here, Bob Cabral told me.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 88

The 2007 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast's light ruby color is accompanied by aromas of strawberries and cherries, an attractive texture, tart acids, and an elegant, Chambolle-Musigny-like personality.

Drink Dates: 2010-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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Wine Spectator | 90

Spicy red cherry, plum and rose petal scents are delicate and elegant. Medium-bodied, with a touch of candied cherry. This ends as it begins - delicate and elegant - gaining nuance and finesse.

Drink Dates: 2010-2014
Author: James Laube


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Score: 92
Author: rdalehite
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/06/2013
Score: 88
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/26/2012
www.myspace.com/southboundunion Seems their app blends are a bit hit and miss. This was a miss, given the price. Had that jelly overtone that makes their wines sometimes difficult to enjoy. Not a bad wine, but not very good
Score: 91
Author: Charles M71
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/26/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2015
Score: 94
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 02/10/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2015
Score: 92
Author: Robert R928
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/17/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2015
Still a bit young. Nose of intense candied cherry with hints of cola and a trace of spice. Flavors of cherry are balanced by nice acid and a silky mouthfeel. A little hot but should age nicely over the next 3-5 years.
More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Sonoma 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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