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2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard

  • 87 WA
  • 82 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 80690-2006-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($54) Dark red. Finely focused red berry, cherry, floral and mineral scents are given a pungent character by smoky herbs. The fresh, sweet strawberry, raspberry and bitter cherry flavors pick up dusty tannic grip on the back end. Finishes bright and brisk, with excellent persistence and echoing sweet red berry flavors that really cling to the palate.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 82

    Shows a spicy cola and dried raspberry edge that veers to earthy. Full-bodied, tight, with floral notes. Balanced, but lacks charm. The best of two bottles tasted. Drink now. 695 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The 2006 Pinot Noir Vista Verde, with notes of herbs, damp earth, and sweet cherries, displays medium body and good acidity.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    14.0% ABV. Opened and poured through the Vinturi, followed over two and one half hours. Initial nose of sharp, dark raspberries and toasty ripe cherries. On the palate this wine shows flavors of rich raspberries with a little dusty funk around the edges. Even so, it presents crisp and clean acidity throughout with some vanilla toast and cola presence into the finish. One hour in and some really interesting orange rind flavors show.
    Author: Michael S78
  • Self | Rating:

    Our favorite 2006 Williams Selyem
    Author: JS ATL
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 266 bottles owned
  • 129 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 129 collectors)