White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Williams Selyem Gewürztraminer Late Harvest Vista Verde Vineyard


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > San Benito County
Drink between 2004 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • blanquito wrote: (93 points)

    November 4, 2014 - Explosive. Pronounced aromas and flavors of dried apricots, but not a lot of varietal character here (some guessed Loire, others Pinot Gris), this is more just a full-throttle dessert wine with 6 puttonyos-levels of fruit and acidity. I can't get enough of this stuff.

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  • andtheodor wrote: (93 points)

    February 25, 2014 - Wow, so tangerine, peach, apricot, fresh flowers. Unnatural acidity balances the sugar. A phenomal pair to upside down pineapple cake a la Keller.

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  • sayward Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 25, 2013 - Kingston Dinner 3/25/13 (Fairfield, CT): This was a great finish to the night. Tons of apricot in this one. The color is wonderful and this wine is singing at this point. Not sure but would guess that it has several years ahead of it. Wish I had more of it.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    June 21, 2012 - Blind Chablis Tasting (Chez Kailin - Northbrook IL): Tasted double blind. Ripe, sweet aromas. similar on palate with good spice, but I was very surprised to see this was Gewürztraminer when unveiled...it didn't really show that spice! Very elegant and balanced. When tasted blind, I thought this most likely from Alsace. Impressive.

  • garwood Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 30, 2011 - Wow, what a nice surprise! Hadn't had one of these in years and it was fantastic. The finish lasted minutes. Too bad it was my last one.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, Issue #108 (link)

    (Williams-Selyem Winery Gewurztraminer Late Harvest Vista Verde Vineyard San Benito County (half bottle)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    9/24/2004 (link) 92 points

    (Williams Selyem Gewürztraminer Late Harvest Vista Verde Vineyard) Rich, deep, ripe apricot palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Williams Selyem
  • Varietal Gewürztraminer
  • Designation Late Harvest
  • Vineyard Vista Verde Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation San Benito County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 49 (66%)
  • Consumed 24 (32%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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