White - Sparkling

2008 Williams Selyem Blanc de Noir Drake Estate Vineyard

Champagne Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2018 (Edit)
CT90.8 22 reviews
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • suburbanfrog Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 8, 2017 - Drinking well, but just noticing the start of some oxidative notes in the wine. I prefer crisp and fresh sparklers, which this is, but I believe it is just starting to show more notes of aging.

  • beezer6 wrote: 93 points

    November 6, 2014 - Lovely intense but super fine bubble structure. A web of bubbles in the glass they were so fine.
    Great lovely melon, light toast and almond butter. Palate is absolutely stunning. So much length and firmness.
    Lively finish that is quite complex. Darker tangerine and some light caramel notes on the back end. Great bottling.
    Recommended. A great affordable way to celebrate with a rarer bubbly from a ultra premium California producer.

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 14, 2014 - From Magnum. Served very cold. Light straw color, long, intense stream, med size bubbles. Exceptionally fresh/intense fruit. Fooled me completely as I thought it textbook Chard but in fact, Pinot. No stem or skin time with juice. Nice stuff, more of a crowd pleaser, but with plenty of backbone. Nothing off.

  • schott Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 12, 2014 - Light, fruity, long lasting bubbles, tart but not overwhelmingly so, low acid, light alcohol, very nice. I wish I had more.

  • witsend23903 Likes this wine:

    April 7, 2014 - Drink ASAP. Still nice and delicate but beginning to loose it's flavor

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Williams Selyem
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Blanc de Noir
  • Vineyard Drake Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (2%)
  • In Cellars 61 (34%)
  • Consumed 114 (64%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cranberry and walnuts, endive with blue cheese, Iced shellfish

Who Likes This Wine

90% Like It  10 votes

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