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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard


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SKU: 70568-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby. Deeply pitched dark berry and cherry compote aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral quality and a suave floral nuance. Offers sweet dark berry and rose pastille flavors and a bright jolt of blood orange that adds a refreshingly bitter note. Chewy tannins firm the finish, with the cherry and mineral notes strongly echoing.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Fresh and snappy, with vibrant, earth-laced red berry, graphite, cherry candy and savory herb notes. Not shy on chewy tannins, but well-proportioned overall.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 85

    From the Yorkville Highlands, the 2012 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard is a crisp, tangy, tart effort displaying high acidity along with notes of blue and red fruits, medium body, and a zesty acid profile. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 61 bottles owned
    • 33 collectors