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2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Mendocino County

  • 87 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61277-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    ($35) Medium-deep red. Strawberry, black raspberry, cola, coffee and a whiff of game on the nose. Sappy and solidly built, with moderately intense flavors of red berries, cola and sassafras, plus a hint of menthol. A firm-edged wine with good backbone. Showing some oak tannins on the finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Supple, with an elegant, polished core of plum and black cherry-scented fruit, with touches of mint and sandalwood, finishing with a greenish, tealike edge. 407 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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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

    • 118 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors