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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Williams Selyem Drake Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
Williams Selyem Drake Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 120689)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Flavors of butterscotch, honeysuckle, grilled peaches, mineral and spices complement the wonderful acidity. Aromas of Meyer lemon, pear, Pink Lady apple, white peach, ginger bread, quince, melon and tropical fruit salad fill your senses, followed by roasted marshmallows after time in the glass. Stimulating and rich flavors of ginger spice, baked pink lady apples and pear combine with even-handed acidity to produce a creamy textured wine underpinned with a hint of flintiness and seamless oak. A wine to be enjoyed now or with bottle age. Very focused throughout the palate, the stone fruit flavors give way to lemon verbena, minerals and a firm peach pit finish. A rich chardonnay, complemented by a hint of toasty oak that will age as well as Williams Selyem Pinot Noirs.
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About Williams Selyem Winery :

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.