International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($50) Yellow-gold. Powerful aromas of peach nectar, orange marmalade, spices and honey; broader and more exotic than the Allen, with lush, creamy texture and serious heft. This has good power and depth, and finishes on an exotic note of mango. It also needs rich food.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Bold, rich and extracted, displaying complex fig, melon, honeysuckle, spice and floral scents that are full-bodied, if ending with a slightly coarse edge.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2008 Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard, an iconic site used by several of the top Chardonnay specialists in Northern California, displays more orange rind, creme brulee, roasted hazelnuts and smokier notes than the Allen. Thicker and more unctuous, this classic, old-style California Chardonnay seems on a much faster evolutionary track than the Allen and is probably best drunk over the next 1-2 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: cpcolliton
Self | Rating: 90Drink Dates: 2017-2018Author: StuTarheel
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
- 66 bottles owned
- 40 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 40 collectors)