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2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard


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SKU: 70568-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($56) Dark red. Lush blueberry and blackberry nose shows an intriguing mix of depth and lift, with a light smoky note adding interest. Suave dark fruit flavors are supported by gentle acidity and firmed by fine, silky tannins. Impressively deep and sweet on the finish, which demonstrates impressive breadth, power and precision.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    Among this group of '05s, the Weir is the star of the show with its reserved, pure and ripe nose of spicy and layered red pinot fruit that complements to perfection the rich, full and attractively textured flavors that are opulent, indeed even lush yet manage to remain focused on the extract-infused finish. A lovely effort and one that should age gracefully.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The 2005 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard is a distinctive, earthy, rustic-styled effort displaying a deep ruby hue in addition to abundant amounts of sassafras, damp earth, forest floor, sweet cherry, and steely mineral-like characteristics. Well-made but tightly knit, it will benefit from additional bottle age.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: cpcolliton
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    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Jeremy A212
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Deep ruby color, intense spicy bouquet and pallate. Less intense and lighter than Bucher vineyard. very good and would probably improve further in the bottle.
    Author: Paul C207
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

  • 285 bottles owned
  • 135 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 135 collectors)