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2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard

  • 85 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 80690-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($49; 50% new oak) Medium red. Reticent aromas of cherry, raspberry, meat, espresso and cinnamon, with hints of earth and forest floor. Dense but dry, showing more spices and minerals than primary fruit. This has rather prominent acidity and finishes with a pronounced oakiness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Delicate and well-balanced, with spicy cherry, wild berry and hints of anise and sage, ending with fine-grained tannins and a cleansing aftertaste. Drink now. 860 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 85

    The 2003 Pinot Noir Vista Verde is too earthy with high levels of acidity. It is just not my style of Pinot.
    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

    • 197 bottles owned
    • 66 collectors