Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Offering intense, deep flavors amid firm, drying tannins, this promises to reward, as the mix of dark berry notes gains depth and range while holding focus. The tannins make a statement. Drink now through 2023. 512 cases made.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Ruby-red. Candied cherry, Asian spices, fresh flowers and cocoa powder on the highly perfumed nose, along with a touch of sexy oak spices. Juicy, energetic and focused, offering sweet red fruit and rose pastille flavors that gain weight in the glass. Shows impressive power and clarity on the long, palate-staining finish. For such a potent wine there's real finesse here.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Self | Rating: 93Author: Danl
Self | Rating: 93Author: Kurt and Mark Paul
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
- 74 bottles owned
- 39 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 39 collectors)