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2002 Williams Selyem Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 93343-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($38; 16.1% alcohol) Bright medium ruby. Rich aromas of blackberry and currant liqueur, tobacco and underbrush. Sweet, thick, superconcentrated and gamey; like an essence of raspberry jam with a complicating note of fig. A huge zinfandel from a very warm site. Finishes with thoroughly sweet tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Smooth, with ripe, pure cherry, plum and boysenberry jam flavors with a hint of marmalade, finishing with a toasted berry pie aftertaste.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2007
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The dense 2002 Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard (16.1% alcohol) possesses big, peppery black fruits along with mineral, licorice, and herb notes.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2011
    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.

    See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 37 bottles owned
    • 26 collectors