International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Dark ruby. Showing a more brooding personality than the Sonoma County bottling, offering aromas and flavors of blackberry and bitter cherry and a hint of candied licorice. Plump and velvety in texture, with strong finishing punch and lingering smokiness.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Pure and vivid, with snappy raspberry, wild berry and cherry candy. Complex and delicate, lingering pleasantly on the finish.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 94Author: Jam02110
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 342 bottles owned
- 85 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 85 collectors)