International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(made with 30% whole clusters): Deep ruby. Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, Asian spices, cola and lavender, with a touch of licorice adding depth. Penetrating and precise, with energetic dark berry and bitter cherry flavors staining the palate. Chewy tannins add grip and structure to the very long, spicy and sharply focused finish.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Offers a harmonious mix of raw-textured red and dark berry fruit, delivering floral aromas, spice notes and fine-grained tannins. This is most impressive for the way the tannins hold the flavors. Cleansing aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 743 cases made.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 4Author: craigechols
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
- 80 bottles owned
- 41 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 41 collectors)