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2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61273-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($31) Medium red. Elegant red berry and woodsmoke scents, with a light hint of baking spices. Fresh and light, with bright strawberry and redcurrant flavors, gentle tannins and a persistent, spicy finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Spice, anise and dried cherry aromas turn tight on the palate, but there's good depth and focus.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Author: sm122097
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating:

    Light cherry cola flavor with a bit of alcohol heat, lasted 2 days
    Author: Mkbc99
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

  • 197 bottles owned
  • 105 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 87
    (Out of 105 collectors)