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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley


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SKU: 61271-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and minerals, with a hint of smokiness in the background. On the palate, intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Very precise pinot with strong finishing lift and cut and mineral-driven persistence. Quite nervy, in a style that reminds me a lot of the Sonoma Coast.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Vibrant, with snappy red berry, dried herb and cedary notes that need some time to come together. Drink now through 2020. 2,221 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Dark red opaque color, fresh red tart cherry fruit aromas and flavors with spice, beautiful balance with bright refreshing acidity, silky mouthfeel and long finish.
    Author: Zarm
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

  • 358 bottles owned
  • 85 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 85 collectors)