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2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 70568-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($49; 14.4% alcohol) Good deep red. Aromas of berries, spices, minerals and dried rose. Highly concentrated flavors of raspberry, gunflint and spices. Quite fruit-driven for this bottling, almost exotic in character. Big, sweet and rich. Finishes with building, ripe tannins. Much more successful than the 2002 version.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A mix of supple black cherry and blackberry fruit supported by firm tannins and lively acidity, it offers excellent structure and length, ending with a pleasant minerally, gravelly aftertaste. 480 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Displaying a dark ruby/purple color, the 2003 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard exhibits gamy, meaty, funky herb and fresh cow dung-like notes along with loads of complexity, medium to full body, and a ripe, rich, finish. The acidity is nicely concealed by the wine's power and volume. This Burgundian-styled Pinot should drink well for 5-7 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 80

    Oak juice.
    Author: Sanjay
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

  • 193 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 80
    (Out of 79 collectors)