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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard


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SKU: 111177-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright ruby. Heady floral aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, lavender and Asian spices. Stains the palate with juicy red fruit liqueur flavors complemented by deeper notes of licorice and black cardamom. Smooth, seamless and focused on the youthfully, very long tannic finish. Bet on this pinot to repay at least a decade of patience.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Tight and firm, this broad-shouldered effort offers a dense core of red and dark berry, accented by floral scents and supported by chewy tannins and good length. Drink now through 2022. 527 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.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 76 bottles owned
    • 40 collectors