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2004 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Allen Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 80716-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($48) Light yellow. A full-blown bouquet of butterscotch-accented melon, peach and yellow plum suggests a wine that's ready to drink. Open, lush and deep in melon and pear flavors, with soft acidity and a light note of woodsmoke. I'd drink this big, weighty wine soon.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A rich, opulent style, with layers of honeysuckle, fig and a hint of honey that run deep and long, with an intense, elegant, concentrated finish. 325 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2004 Chardonnay Allen Vineyard is pure citrus oil and orange blossom with plenty of tropical fruit and subtle oak, a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel, and good minerality. It should drink well for 4-6 years.
    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

    • 59 bottles owned
    • 30 collectors