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1993 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Olivet Lane Vineyard


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SKU: 61278-1993-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The 1993 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir displays an evolved, medium ruby color with garnet and amber at the edge. It offers a fragrant, smoked game, spicy, berry, and herb-scented nose, medium body, good rather than excellent/outstanding concentration, and surprisingly high, tart acidity in the finish. The wine will age well for 3-4 years, but it is not as concentrated or layered as most Williams-Selyem Pinots. The Williams-Selyem winery has long been a reference point for complex, sumptuous Pinot Noir. That being said, I thought the 1993s possessed a degree of herbaceousness and higher acidity than previous releases. As an unabashed fan of this winery's Pinot Noir, I must admit to being uninspired by the 1993s.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Really opens with a decant, amazing this is only 21 years old.
    Author: Patrick
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.

See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 48 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 20 collectors)