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2009 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard

  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 70568-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A subtle, graceful style, featuring medium-bodied, delicate strawberry and raspberry flavors. Finishes with gentle floral and berry notes.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright red. Highly expressive, floral aromas of strawberry, raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices. Vibrant and spicy on entry, then gains heft and depth in the mid-palate, offering smoky red berry and musky floral flavors and excellent tangy lift. Benefits enormously from aeration, showing excellent clarity on the long, spicy finish. I'd bet on this aging slowly and gracefully.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Self | Rating: 3.5

    Author: craigechols
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Batard Montrachet
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Medium color. Nose is full, and showing soft oaky sweet cherry and espresso. This again, as most of the 09's are, is a big wine that packs quite a punch with a dense, long, and complex finish. Precise acids create a solid mouthfeel, while layers of earthy spice and somewhat dark fruit give way to silky tannins, and roasted coffee nuances. I imagine this will get better over the next 5-8 years.
    Author: Mister45
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

  • 128 bottles owned
  • 59 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 59 collectors)