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2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61276-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($69) Deep red. Perfumed nose combines minerals, graphite and fresh herbs. Sweet, lush and spicy, but without the grip of the Peay. Offers very good density and concentration, though. Finishes with substantial sweet tannins and a slight youthful aggressiveness. This is very good but I was still thinking about the Peay when I had this in my mouth.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Shows good intensity, with earthy, vibrant mineral, dried cherry and berry notes that turn expansive on the finish. Offers a hint of creamy oak, with firm tannins. 510 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2004 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard (510 cases) is a stunner, with a dense ruby/purple color and a rich nose of forest floor and red and black fruits mixed with some subtle oak and crushed rock. Fruit-forward, rich, medium to full-bodied, and impressively done, this wine should be at its finest in 5-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    The most complex nose of any wine in the range with a lovely blend of high-toned red berry fruit that avoids any candied notes and subtle hints of sandalwood and spice that can also be found on the rich, serious and beautifully detailed flavors that have a very classy mouth feel and much better harmony and balance on the long finish. A stunner.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2007
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Concentrated maraschino cherry and ripe raspberry and strawberry flavors. Also very noticeable floral tones. Tannins are fully integrated giving way to a soft, supple mouthfeel. A restrained graceful Cali pinot with a flavorful, lingering finish.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2016
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Wine of the evening and we had lots! Beautiful fruit depth- strawberry and dark bing cherry. Modest tannins. A winner aging nicely.
    Author: swimmer
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

  • 209 bottles owned
  • 107 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 107 collectors)