White

2007 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Allen Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Revenga Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 27, 2020 - Color: Dark Gold. Nose: Baked Lemon, custard with slight marzipan hint, quite alcoholic and strong nose (not astonishing given the 14.5% alcohol, lessens after 1 hour of bottle/ glass aeration). Taste: After opening, quite astringent, alcoholic, prominent grapefruit, lemon...quite overwhelming. After 30-40 mins, round lemon custard, oak vanilla, baked custard, high notes of slight grapefruit, overall reminds me of a younger high end Corton Charlemagne with a twist. Very pleasant, better with strong seafood as quite rich to drink by itself. Quite oaked and strong. Benefits from 1 hour decanting to take the edge off, maybe more. Still a good 5+ years to go.

  • wabi47 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 19, 2016 - Quince and apple; notable cinnamon and oak in the background to the texture/butter and fruit, with fine acidity keeping all of this right on track; great length; not usually my style but this worked really well

  • Martysfo wrote: 95 points

    November 20, 2015 - Stupendous wine. Honey, burnt caramel and baked apple. Rich and full mid palette with and absolutely drop dead finish. Williams Selyem Chardonnays age spectacularly and truly come into their own with 8 to 10 years in the bottle.

  • toddvh wrote: 89 points

    April 6, 2013 - Not my style of chardonnay anymore, but had more balance than I was expecting, and the food stood up to it. Big, big flavors, and at least interesting and balanced, but oak and butter were a bit overpowering. Also a bit high on the alcohol for me.

  • gutt22 wrote:

    July 1, 2012 - 14.5% alcohol. Medium yellow color. An asparagus-vegetal note initially on the nose, with apple pie and lemon notes underneath. In the mouth, much more pleasant, with ripe apple, tart citrus, and a vanilla note. Good acidity and a strong finish. Downgraded slightly for the odd bouquet. B+

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

    (Williams-Selyem Winery Chardonnay Allen Vineyard Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type White
  • Producer Williams Selyem
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Allen Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

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  • In Cellars 105 (33%)
  • Consumed 216 (67%)

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