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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2007
Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2007
(search item no. 125134)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From a vineyard formerly owned by the Feeney Family and now owned by the Coulson Family, this wine exhibits extremely concentrated flavors of raspberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras that explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned, perfumed edge to them. Big, rich mouth-coating tannins give way to a long, jammy finish. A great new addition to our collection of zinfandels.
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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.