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2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard


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SKU: 61275-2003-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A delicate style, with spicy raspberry, wild berry, mineral and a touch of vanilla, turning complex and detailed on the finish. 650 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($59) Deep, bright ruby. Sappy aromas of crushed berries, kirsch and licorice. Sweet, dense and rather muscular, with wild flavors of blackberry and blueberry. A concentrated, distinctly masculine wine with terrific inner-palate energy. Finishes long and youthfully aggressive. This makes the Weir Vineyard wine seem open-knit by comparison. I'd give this a good five or six years in the cellar.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    An impressively complex nose featuring menthol and deeply pitched black and blue berry aromas complement the opulent and moderately exotic flavors that are indeed delicious but are also much like the prior wine in that they are very fruit-driven and lack just a bit of vibrancy to ascend to the next level.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The deep ruby/purple-tinged, medium-bodied 2003 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard reveals terrific fruit on the attack, followed by tart acidity, and notes of cherries, damp earth, and blueberries. This vintage has turned out well for Williams-Selyem, and it is best drunk over the next 5-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating: 88

    Dark ruby. Crisp. Damp earth mixed in with blueberries and tart cherries. Had a tinge to the taste towards the finish. Medium
    Drink Dates: 2005-2013
    Author: Khaled H
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

  • 269 bottles owned
  • 87 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 87 collectors)