International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($45) Bright red. Intensely floral nose offers suave, spicy raspberry and strawberry preserve aromas. This has pinot-like clarity and sweetness, with bright red berry flavors, silky tannins and a long, elegant finish. Possesses excellent balance and concentration for cellaring but the bright, lively fruit makes it easy to drink now.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Focused, with plum and spicy caramel aromas leading to concentrated yet supple black cherry and licorice flavors that take on a briary richness toward the finish.Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2005 Zinfandel Forchini Vineyard possesses high acidity, and is a much leaner, tart, austere wine with a jagged finish.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: cpcolliton
Self | Rating: 91Ripe and concentrated zin fruit. Full-bodied yet balanced. Lengthy finish with pleasing spiciness.Drink Dates: 2013-2017Author: StuTarheel
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
- 111 bottles owned
- 64 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 64 collectors)