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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN BENITO
  • 87 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 80690-2012-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$89.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry, woodsmoke, mocha and Indian spices, with a floral nuance adding lift. Weighty but energetic on the palate, offering sweet dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of candied violet. Nothing delicate about this one. Quite a bit different than the North Coast bottlings, as one might expect, finishing with strong punch, building tannins and lingering smokiness.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Strikes a nice balance between savory herb, dusty earth, cedar and dried berry flavors, firming nicely and drying a bit on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 326 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

    • 43 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors