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2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard

  • 90 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61275-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($57) Good medium ruby. Wild aromas of cherry jello, game and espresso, lifted by a floral topnote. Then dense and thick in the mouth, but with high-pitched cherry jello flavor and lovely definition and brightness. This offers very good depth of fruit. Finishes with dusty tannins and spicy oak that's nicely supported by the wine's material.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Pretty floral, plum and cherry aromas lead to a lean, balanced, understated style, with touches of fresh earth and mineral, showing firm tannins on the finish. 435 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Williams-Selyem's 2001 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard exhibits a lovely nose of raspberries and blueberries in its medium-bodied, elegant, stylish, pure personality. Wild mountain fruit characteristics are supported by a well-defined wine offering a hint of minerals, good sweetness, firm tannin, and decent acidity. It should drink well for 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 152 bottles owned
    • 55 collectors