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2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma County

  • 84 WS
  • 86 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 81269-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 86

    ($29) Medium red. Slightly dull aromas of roasted red fruits and mint. Offers decent intensity and freshness, but seems a bit clenched and lacking in pliancy and nuance. Hints of cherry and strawberry emerged with aeration.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 84

    Simple, with light-scented floral and cherry flavors that hold your interest, though it's not as good as it has been in years past.
    Author: James Laube
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    Author: Todd L427
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Delicious, mature California pinot. Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries and dried cranberries. Notes of dried rose petals add to complexity. Polished tannins have been fully absorbed. Everything comes together and lingers on the lengthy finish.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2012
    Author: StuTarheel
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

  • 145 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 38 collectors)