707-433-6425 Healdsburg, CA 95448
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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. 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 Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Zinfandel

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Another successful Old Vines Offline Saturday night. 12 winos, 18 open bottles, some gems, some duds, some great food and great company. I saw Richard taking notes so I expect him to post them eventually. My faves of the night '05 Tom Feeney from Carlisle and Williams-Selyem, '93 Ridge Lytton Springs, '04 and '97 Scherrer Shale Terrace, '04 Radi... Read More

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  • Last night was the rehearsal dinner for my Step-Daughters wedding this afternoon. I brought 3 bottles, a Scherrer Hallberg Pinot that was a real eye opener and an easy reload if Fred still has some. Then it was a 2006 Corison Kronos which started out fantastic but succumbed to evil TCA as the evening progressed. Really a shame. We finished off w... Read More

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  • Some auction buys this week.2x 1986 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel2x 2011 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc1x 2006 Williams-Selyem Rochioli Riverblock PN 3L Read More

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  • Just catching up on this thread. MJET, I stayed at the Gaylord Opryland on a business trip in a prior work life. Interesting having a tropical oasis in the middle of Winter in Nashville. The restaurant wine list had a Williams-Selyem PN that was a surprise to find.vinOvinO, pI really enjoyed my last '06 Scherrer Cab. Have an '05 awaiting uncorki... Read More

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  • v v, there seems to be a lot of cooperation between vineyard owners who are also wine makers. I have:LL Zin from Bedrock vineyard.Bedrock Zin from LL vineyard.Bedrock from Bedrock.Bedrock Zin from Carlisle Vineyard.I know that Carlisle has a Zin from Bedrock Vineyard, but I am new to the Carlisle list.  So, I don't have it.Then you have makers f... Read More

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  • Al, some old school winemakers do it right and treat Zinfandel like it should be treated. Doug Nalle (Nalle), Joel Peterson (Ravenswood), Burt Williams (Williams-Selyem), Americo and David Rafanelli (A. Rafanelli), Paul Draper (Ridge Vineyards) etc know how to make wines of great purity and balance that age gracefully.  The secondary characteris... Read More

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  • Al, I am inclined to agree with DM and OT about the veracity of that article. ... be darned, there is a 2004 Williams Selyem PN available asking for a bid of $.06, and it is in "New Condition.".  It looks like the shipping price is $15.00 from Torrance, CA.  9% CA Sales Tax on $.06 is $0.01.  If I win the bidding war and get it for $.07, I won... Read More

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  • Copied and pasted from Cellartracker: 1983 Hacienda Del Rio Zinfandel Leno Martinelli Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (8/8/2015) Celebrating a special day with good friends and family. This wine is from the first commercial vintage of who are now Williams-Selyem with the iconic label. I had my fingers crossed when... Read More

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  • Yeah EMark, I'm excited about the Zins. Jackass Hill fruit with Burt ... ... ... as winemaker. HDR was Williams Selyem's first label until they received a cease and desist letter from Hacienda Winery (who by the way is now defunct!). 1983 was their first commercial vintage so I am pretty stoked to be able to secure these two bottle Read More

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  • That spread of food looks great and it must have been wonderful to sample so ... ... shown, I think the 1993 Williams Selyem RRV Pinot Noir would have been my favorite. &nbs Read More

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