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2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard

  • 89 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 83491-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($75) Good red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, violet and minerals. Juicy, firm and penetrating, with terrific intensity and strong framing acidity. The flavors of black raspberry, strawberry and rose petal dominate the wine's lower tones of cola and root beer. A complete pinot that can be enjoyed soon or laid down for five or six years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A trim, tight youngster, with a narrow band of black cherry, spice, mineral and cedar. Ends with firm tannins and flavors that build on the finish. 390 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Quite complex nose with very marked acidity. I do wonder whether it will ever really get into balance - so tart is it at the moment. Very racy - you need the confidence of knowledge of the track record to be confident of this wine's future.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38846
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The smell of wet stones, roasted herbs, tart cherries, pomegranate, cranberries, and strawberries come from the nose of the 2004 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard. This is among the most acidic of these 2004s and seems attenuated because of that acid.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Lot of depth - really opened up after a bit of time
    Author: PJ Haveron
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

  • 186 bottles owned
  • 95 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 95 collectors)