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2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61275-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($62) Deep, saturated red. Rich cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by mocha, vanilla and gingerbread. Deep, palate-staining cherry-vanilla and blackberry flavors are medium in body and nicely framed by supple tannins. The tannins build on the long, sappy, clinging finish. A big, rich, full-throttle pinot that will win no awards for finesse but delivers serious flavor impact.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A fresh, snappy style, with wild berry, black cherry and mineral notes that are tight and focused, ending with a pleasant earthy edge.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    From Anderson Valley, the 2006 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard always exhibits that cool-climate, blue fruit character, with raspberries and pomegranates. It is fresh, almost flinty, with medium body as well as good depth and ripeness.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2017-2018
    Author: StuTarheel
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 324 bottles owned
  • 159 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 159 collectors)