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Williams Selyem Calegari Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL
Williams Selyem Calegari Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

93 Vinous Media August 2016

"Black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice are all pushed front and center in the 2014 Pinot Noir Calegari Vineyard. Dark, powerful and dense, the 2014 offers notable depth and richness. Even so, there is an unrestrained wildness to the 2014 that is only likely to become more prominent with the passage of time. The virile tannins could use another year or two in bottle to soften. This is one of the more eccentric wines in the range, yet all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. The Calegari also feels like the ripest wine in the range." -Antonio Galloni

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard 2011 Red California Wine

2 bottles Not Discontable

93 points International Wine cellar May/June 2013 2011

Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard Russian River Valley Bright ruby.

Black raspberry, cherry-cola and fresh flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Fleshy, nicely concentrated red fruit preserve flavors are braced by gentle acidity and complicated by a candied floral quality. Becomes weightier in the glass while maintaining its vibrancy, finishing sweet and long, with persistent florality. Very sexy already but this pinot is balanced to reward at least mid-term aging.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard 2013
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard 2013
Winemaker’s Notes
This vintage of the Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir is deep and brooding at first but develops with some air, revealing lighter top-notes of red raspberry and strawberry. Saddle leather, tar and grilled rosemary sprigs complete the aromatic fireworks. Round and soft on the palate, there is enough acidity to provide cling and extend the red fruit flavor profile into the finish, which is highlighted with elements of smoked game meats and espresso roast coffee beans.

The Vineyard
The Bucher Vineyard is located about 1 ½ miles north of our winemaking facility on Westside Road. The clones planted include 777, 115, 37, and Pommard 4, with an Arbuckle gravely loam soil.

Harvest 2013
With great back-to-back vintages, 2013 was every bit as good as 2012 has proven to be. Amidst concerns about another drought year, the rain gauges filled up to about 80% of the yearly average. The growing conditions were very favorable, which resulted in a remarkably similar growing season to the exceptional 2012 vintage. The only notable difference, however, was the increase of heat units in 2013, as measured by the Growing Degree Day index. With below average rainfall for the season bud break initiated earlier than average along Westside Road. April showers helped to drive good shoot growth and set the plants up for May flowering. Excellent weather at flowering time allowed for fantastic set and a bountiful yield across all appellations and varieties. Even with an earlier start to the growing season, the grapes had the ideal amount of time on the vine to achieve full maturity without any threat of inclement weather late in the season. Wines from the 2013 vintage exhibit extremely pure and polished tannins and the acidity will provide longevity, but the supple structure also offers earlier enjoyment.
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Burt Williams' Morning Dew Ranch Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Burt Williams' Morning Dew Ranch Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

93 Vinous Media August 2016

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch brings together the depth and raciness that is typical of Anderson Valley with soaring aromatics that add nuance. Sweet tobacco, spice, herb, crushed flowers and dark stone fruits abound in an expressive, beautifully layered Pinot endowed with tons of class and nuance. Next to the Ferrington, Williams-Selyem's other Anderson Valley Pinot, the Morning Dew is more savory and earth-driven in profile. -Antonio Galloni

The Vineyard "This 40-acre property in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley has 13 acres planted to Pinot Noir. In 2000, the land was cleared and planted to cuttings from the Rochioli vineyard, DRC suitcase selections from adjacent vineyards, clone 23, and Dijon clones 115, 777 and 828. The vineyard has Franciscan soils, clay underlain with sandstone." - The Winery

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Centeral Coast 2014 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Centeral Coast 2014 Red California Wine

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Winemaker’s Notes

On the nose, the Central Coast is quite reticent at first but opens up with elements of plum and hoisin sauce. With some air, notes of black cherry and pomegranate emerge from the glass with a subtle lift of cocoa powder and vanilla bean. The palate bursts with cherry and plum flavors. The weight on the mid-palate gives way to the prototypical chalky, mineral flavor profile of wines from this site. The wine finishes with a wonderful cherry pit and coffee bean impression. The 2014 is a sensational offering that can be enjoyed in the near term.

The Vineyard

100% Vista Verde Vineyard, located a couple miles south-east of Hollister, California, near the small town of Tres Pinos in San Benito County. This heavy limestone vineyard is separated into nine blocks that include clones such as Pommard, Calera, Canada, 667, Mt. Eden, and Swan.

Harvest 2014

Continuing the string of great vintages, 2014 completes the trifecta of extremely high quality growing seasons. The 2014s exhibit a great purity of place, with generous fruit and elegant textures. The 2014 growing season started out as one of the driest winters on record with only 40% of normal rainfall by mid-season. Due to the extremely dry conditions over the winter months, many of the vineyards were irrigated in December and January to ensure the vines had enough moisture, effectively mimicking winter rainfall. It was another early bud break season; almost 14 days earlier than “normal.” When rain in early April finally appeared it helped replenish the soil’s moisture profile to re-invigorate the plants and boost growth. May brought flowering, as expected, and fruit set was bountiful overall for a third straight year. The harvest season was near perfect with warm temperatures, which allowed for a leisurely picking schedule. 2014 was a wonderful growing season that has yielded another fine set of wines that speak of the place. In short, 2014 is another superb vintage of compelling nature and should allow for long-range cellaring for those to choose to age their wines for 7- 10 years.

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Red California Wine 750 ml
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Red California Wine 750 ml
"This vintage exudes flavors of plum and black raspberry, and hints of baking spices combine with anise and musky elements to comprise a classic Central Coast Pinot Noir. The floral side of Tellicherry peppercorn and notes of lavender offer a wonderful counterpoint to the dark fruit components. The bright acidity peaks in the middle of the palate and finishes with firm but dusty, coffee-like tannins. The signature mineral, chalky feel of this offering is seamlessly woven into the architecture, providing excellent texture." Winemakers Notes
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors 2013 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors 2013 Red California Wine

89 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2016 "Complex and engaging, this red delivers an elegant, expansive mix of cherry, plum, raspberry and floral scents, adding a kiss of anise and black licorice on the finish. Drink now. 988 cases made." –JL

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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2009 Red California Wine
Extremely Limited, 1 Bottles in Stock!
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"Ripe black cherry cobbler, sassafras, bacon, porcini mushrooms and earth aromas fill your glass. The concentrated black cherry flavors coat your palate, as flavors of mushrooms, white flowers, citrus zest, spice and smoky/toasty vanilla bean appear in the background. The silkiness of the tannins holds long and firm through the juicy, mouth watering finish. In my humble opinion, a much better site expressive wine than its 2007 ...older sister, . I am hiding a case of this in my personal cellar labeled ...OPEN IN 2020!!!" -Winemaker Bob Cabral
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750mL
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2014 Red California Wine 750mL
Extremely Limited, 2 Bottles in Stock!
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Rated 95 Points from Vinous Media, November 2016:
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard is gorgeous. Subtle, nuanced and beautifully layered, the 2014 offers striking aromatics and plenty of silkiness, both of which give the wine its sense of total finesse. Bright red cherry, blood orange, mint and rose petal blossom in the juicy but restrained finish. There is a lot to like. Drink: 2018-2029." -Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: July 2016
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard 2010 Red California Wine
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard 2010 Red California Wine
Extremely Limited. No Discounts!

"Nicely expansive flavors of maraschino cherries, boysenberries, earth and fresh spices best illustrate this vintage. A very fruit driven wine, as always, with expressive grape tannins exhibiting great weight in the mouth and finishing long. My final sip finished with a fresh baked cherry pie aftertaste that is accentuated by the balanced acids in this wine. The extracted tannin will soften with several years of patient cellaring." -Winemaker Bob Cabral

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, May 2012
"Bright ruby-red. Intensely perfumed aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry-cola, licorice, lavender and Asian spices. Plush and sweet but shows impressive energy and floral lift. Manages to be both rich and lively, picking up a smoky nuance with air and finishing sweet, focused and very long." -Josh Raynolds
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