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2014 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard

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      Pinot Noir
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    SKU: 70568-2014

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    • Burghound | Rating: 91

      A brooding and quite deeply pitched nose reflects note of ripe plum, violet and dark currant where background spice nuances can be found. There is fine richness to the succulent, round and caressing medium weight flavors that possess both good volume and solid mid-palate density while delivering very good if not special depth on the dusty and powerful finish. This is a big, indeed even robust, effort that will also need a few years of cellaring to round off the moderately prominent structure.
      Author: Allen Meadows
    • Vinous | Rating: 91

      The 2014 Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard is pretty, gracious and nicely lifted throughout. Sweet floral overtones, red berries and gently spiced notes give the 2014 much of its perfumed, aromatic personality. Open-knit, elegant and medium in body, the 2014 can be enjoyed upon release or cellared for up to a handful of years. This is the most airy, weightless wine in the range.
      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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 80 bottles owned
    • 37 collectors