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2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard

  • 87 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61276-2001-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Intense and vibrant, with a vivid display of earthy raspberry, wild berry and blackberry, revealing nuances of anise, fresh earth and mineral, finishing with a remarkably complex and satisfying finish. Best to cellar short-term. 675 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The 2001 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is a firmly structured, medium-bodied, clipped, austere effort, but it offers pleasant aromas as well as an attractive attack. However, the finish is angular and attenuated. It should flesh out with another 1-2 years of cellaring and keep for a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Reed D
  • Self | Rating: 89

    good underbrush, spiciness; rich well balanced;
    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: TJR1
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

  • 257 bottles owned
  • 70 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 70 collectors)