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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61273-2012-750

This item is available by the case only

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$49.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright ruby-red. Energetic aromas of raspberry and candied cherry, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Supple and sweet, with fresh red fruit flavors energized by juicy acidity and zesty minerality. Finishes with silky tannins, tangy cut and an exotic note of orange zest.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Dark, rich and chunky, in a gutsy way, with dense, extracted plum, raspberry and blackberry notes, showing a touch of graphite and ending with chewy tannins. Should reward cellaring. Drink now through 2021. 788 cases made.
    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

    • 69 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors