International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($72) Deep, vivid red. Dark cherry and dried rose on the nose, with smoke and sassafras notes gaining power in the glass. Chewy and youthfully backward right now, slowly unfurling to offer bitter cherry and dark berry skin flavors. Strong, vaguely medicinal dark fruit qualities dominate the long, peppery finish. Give this lots of air if you're tempted to open one anytime soon.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88It has some austerity, but surprisingly, the 2007 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard was even more austere, dominated by damp, earthy, mushroom notes and some crunchy, tart, sweet and sour cherry fruit. It is hard to get excited about this wine over the other top-flight 2007s, but I suspect it is just a temporary stage the wine is going through.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 94Author: Billy the Kid
Self | Rating: 91Well crafted and typical in WS style. Moderate understated fruit slightly detracting avoiding a higher score. Very food friendly.Author: swimmer
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 , , , and 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. and 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
- 259 bottles owned
- 118 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 118 collectors)