2007 Williams Selyem - Chardonnay Allen Vineyard 750ml

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2007 Williams Selyem - Chardonnay Allen Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 92

($50) Green-gold color. Fresh citrus and apple aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and dried flowers. Broad and fleshy in texture but at the same time lively, offering zesty Meyer lemon and orange flavors and a late note of pear skin. Manages to be both rich and vibrant, with excellent finishing cut and spicy persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 92-95

The outrageously delicious 2007 Chardonnay Allen Vineyard offers up honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and other assorted tropical fruits intermixed with crushed rocks and white currants. This is a beauty, with crisp acidity, purity, and a layered texture.

Drink Dates: 2008-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 88

Elegantly styled, trim and understated, showing pithy, leesy citrus and green apple flavors that are a bit raw, but this holds together, ending with a floral, spicy accent.

Drink Dates: 2010-2014
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: cpcolliton
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/17/2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Chardonnay Allen Vineyard:

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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