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2003 Williams Selyem Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 93343-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($42; 16.3% alcohol) Full medium ruby. Like a zinfandel syrup on the nose, with a penetrating peppery quality lifting the cassis fruit. Superconcentrated wine with terrific fruit, given shape and thrust by strong acids. Finishes firmly tannic and long, with repeating flavors of cassis and pepper. This will likely be long-lived.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Serves up a tasty mix of black cherry, boysenberry and raspberry jam notes that push ripeness to the edge without going overboard. Shows some heat on the finish. 110 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2009
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2003 Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard exhibits a huge nose of crushed black raspberries, cherries, pepper, and spice box. Full-bodied, unctuously-textured, rich, decadently ripe, and fruit-driven, it should be consumed over the next 4-5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    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

    • 24 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors