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2006 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
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SKU: 89384-2006-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Marked by ripe pear, honeysuckle, fig and melon flavors that are pure, elegant and stylish, with a complex, lingering aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Showing an evolved, medium-gold color and a monolithic, chunky personality, the 2006 Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard exemplifies some of the challenges vignerons confronted with this vintage for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    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.

See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 25 bottles owned
  • 21 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 21 collectors)