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2008 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Unoaked

  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 346893-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($35) Light yellow. Lively aromas of lime, lemon, white flowers and mint. Suave and juicy, showing a precise lemony flavor and a sneaky note of honeydew, with good inner-palate energy. This tactile but slightly tight wine offers good energy and clarity, finishing with impressive structure and an echo of lemon gelato.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Green, flinty pear, pippin apple and floral scents lead to a medium-bodied palate in this clean, refreshing white, absent any oak. Drink now through 2013. 491 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2013
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating:

    A little sharp, but fresh and electric. White stone fruits galore.
    Author: Andre L593
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Core of lemon custard and key lime. Nice spine of citrus acidity. Mouthwatering, clean finish with good length. Delicious.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2018
    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.

See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 86 bottles owned
  • 44 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 44 collectors)