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1997 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard

  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61274-1997-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Distinct with its pepper notes. Firm, complex and concentrated, with black cherry and wild berry flavors moving to the forefront. Has enough tannin to cellar short-term. 630 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Medium red. Pungent, liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, coffee, cardamom and peppery spice. Pliant, sweet and expansive in the mouth, with impressive richness, but verges on heavy for a pinot from this producer. Captivating note of white pepper on the ripe finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
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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

    • 111 bottles owned
    • 45 collectors