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2000 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61273-2000-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$39.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Good full red. Black cherry, tar, herbs and a whiff of minerals on the nose. Bright cherry and berry flavors are kept fresh and firm by sound acidity. Not especially complex but nicely balanced and enticing. Tannins are firm but not at all dry.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Spicy, with racy cherry and blackberry fruit that's fresh, rich and lively, picking up citrusy notes on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 771 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: fishmano
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

  • 132 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 42 collectors)