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2008 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 93342-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($50) Full gold. Tropical fruits and exotic spices on the nose, with a touch of honey adding complexity. Broad to the point of full-blown, offering lush mango and passion fruit flavors and slow-building spiciness. Clings tenaciously on the finish, which echoes the honey and passion fruit notes. This creamy, plush chardonnay would work well with the richest poultry or seafood dishes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2008 Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard has plenty of caramelized citrus, buttered fruit, some subtle, spicy wood, and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent fruit, richness and density, the wine also has some minerality that makes it more complex than the Heintz. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2011-2014
    Author: Jeremy A212
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2013-2015
    Author: CBS Wine
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

  • 45 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 30 collectors)