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2014 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard


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SKU: 83491-2014-750

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  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    An elegant, fresh, pure and airy nose offers up a well-layered array of relatively high-toned red cherry, raspberry, rose petal and soft spice nuances. The sleek, delineated and vibrant medium weight flavors possess a sophisticated mouth feel that continues onto the dusty, intense and well-balanced and sneaky long finish. This needs a few years to develop the complexity, for which the Allen Vineyard is deservedly well-known but everything appears to be in place for a long life.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard delivers expressive spice notes of cloves, cinnamon and anise over a red currant, red cherry and lavender core. The well-structured, medium-bodied palate packs-in a great intensity of fruit, finishing with lingering mineral notes.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    The 2014 Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard is immediate, forward and juicy, all qualities that make it easy to appreciate today. Although the Allen is not the most complex of these wines, it has a certain immediacy that is highly attractive. Silky tannins and succulent fruit are the signatures.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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

    • 64 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors