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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard 2015

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One of the rarest and most collectible California wines period are the single vineyard offering from Williams Selyem. Winemaker Bob Cabral was recently crowned Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and this 2009 Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir scored 95 points. the review says "Soft and ripe enough to drink now after a decent decanting, it shows pure raspberry, blueberry and cherry flavors, subtly accented with cola and baking spices, and all of it wrapped into thick but smooth tannins. Good as it is, it will gain traction over the next 15 years. Cellar Selection." Extremely Limited!

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Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. ... Read more
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. The winery carefully executes the Williams Selyem philosophy of "respecting the juice." From fermentation to bottling, including the no pumping and filter-free methods, the winemakers use these processes to ensure that the quality of the wine is not compromised. Fortunately, they seem to have none of the typical pressures that many wineries do today and are therefore able to focus strictly on quality. This almost ceremonial approach to creating these wines can be tasted in every bottle. Bob says there's no other place he'd rather be making wine than in the Russian River Valley. Much like the philosophy of Burt and Ed, Bob has forged and fostered successful relationships with many of the growers who have stayed with the winery from its inception. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards from which they source their fruit, Williams Selyem wines continue to deliver their distinctive taste. On the standing commitment to extraordinary quality at the winery, Bob says, "We respect the grower, the vineyard, we respect the fruit coming in and we take care of the process tenaciously with minimal interference. We exercise patience at every stage and I have to say, we are richly rewarded for that. We like to share those rewards with the people who love our wines." As for the wines…they just keep getting better and better. Read less

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Vintage: 1996 03/01/2008

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2012

One of the rarest and most collectible California wines period are the single vineyard offering from Williams Selyem. Winemaker Bob Cabral was recently crowned Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and this 2009 Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir scored 95 points. the review says "Soft and ripe enough to drink now after a decent decanting, it shows pure raspberry, blueberry and cherry flavors, subtly accented with cola and baking spices, and all of it wrapped into thick but smooth tannins. Good as it is, it will gain traction over the next 15 years. Cellar Selection." Extremely Limited!


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Vintage: 2007 11/19/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

Williams-Selyem Hirsch Pinot Noir 2007


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Vintage: 2006 07/16/2013

Williams-Selyem Hirsch Pinot Noir 2006


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Vintage: 2005 02/11/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 09/22/2010

Deep red. Perfumed nose combines minerals, graphite and fresh herbs. Sweet, lush and spicy, but without the grip of the Peay. Offers very good density and concentration, though. Finishes with substantial sweet tannins and a slight youthful aggressiv... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 03/08/2009

The 2001 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is a firmly structured, medium-bodied, clipped, austere effort, but it offers pleasant aromas as well as an attractive attack. However, the finish is angular and at... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard 750ml


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