2007 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($54) Medium red. Ripe, smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are brightened by fresh rose and minerals. Cassis and blueberry flavors coat the palate, with velvety tannins providing shape. The minerality gains power with air, adding urgency to the deep, sweet dark fruits that dominate the finish. You could serve this with a rich lamb or beef dish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 2007 Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard exhibits a medium dark ruby color along with a tight but promising nose of red currants, pomegranates, spice, and earth, medium body, fresh acids, and a compact, pleasant, straightforward style. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: JCashman
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/11/2014
Surprisingly strong. Much better than Parker thinks. Fruit still vibrant and there is a dusty mouth feel from the age. Very good.

Rating: 94
Author: EJS
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/20/2012
Drink Dates: 2009-2016
This has aged gracefully. Boysenberries and a pleasing earthiness on the nose with a surprising explosion of fruit still present on the palate. Well integrated with dark and red fruit flavors and a slight minerality. Should drink well for another 5 years. Pleasantly surprising as I usually prefer other WS wines. I wish I had another bottle!

Rating: 92
Author: Danl
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/15/2011
Typical Williams Selyem-- very good with cherry cola overtones.

Rating: 100
Author: A Howells
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/14/2011

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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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