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1995 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Vineyard

  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61280-1995-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A wine of great subtlety and finesse, with slowly unfolding black cherry, berry, vanilla and spice. The texture is smooth and polished; the finish long and lingering. Most impressive is the finish, where the flavors fold together nicely.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good deep red. Highly complex, musky aromas of spices, flowers, graphite and mustard green, with sexy strawberry and underbrush scents emerging with aeration. Sweet, lush and seamless, with firm but ripe acidity giving shape and verve to the middle palate. Chewy with extract and impressively long on the finish, with late notes of cherry and caramel. Very sexy American pinot. Nearly half of this wine was from the Rochioli East Block.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: August/September 2007
  • Rating: 88

    Strong earth and subtle vegetal aromas merge into rich, sweet, still moderately structured flavors that are still quite vibrant on the long and persistent finish. This could be drunk now with pleasure but there is still some upside left and I would be inclined to wait another 2 to perhaps 3 years.
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
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  • 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

    • 58 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors