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2011 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 111177-2011-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby. Pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pit and sassafras, with an exotic touch of Indian spices building with air. Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering taut dark fruit flavors that gain sweetness with air. Shows impressive clarity and energy on the clinging finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a sweet touch of cola.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Offers a crisp mix of strawberry, cranberry and pomegranate notes, with touches of claylike earthiness. Very complete and well-proportioned, this should be a good bet to gain with time in the bottle. Drink now through 2023. 468 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2023
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 66 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors