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2014 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard


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SKU: 89384-2014-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Presents a lively core of zesty fruit notes enlivened by lemon and grapefruit pithiness, and green apple and pear skin notes that suggest short-term cellaring is the key. Drink now through 2022. 322 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    The 2014 Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard is the richest and most overt of these Chardonnays from Williams Selyem. Then again, Heintz is a site that naturally yields oily, textured Chardonnays, which is exactly what readers will find here. Scents of orange blossom, butter, spice, candied lemon peel, apricot jam and French oak flesh out on the sweet, enveloping finish. The 2014 will be even better in a few years, once the elements have had time to fully meld together.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: C Wright
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

  • 63 bottles owned
  • 23 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 23 collectors)