Williams Selyem

Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel

9.314 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Began as a dream of 2 friends, Ed Selyem & Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, CA, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. A great Zin. Ripe sweet berry fruits with sweet spice. Flavors of sweet blackberry & raspberry, some cacao, with a jolt of black pepper. Tannins a bit rustic that soften quickly. Lingering ending with sweet crisp notes. Pricey but will not disappoint.

Began as a dream of 2 friends, Ed Selyem & Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, CA, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. A great Zin. Ripe sweet berry fruits with sweet spice. Flavors of sweet blackberry & raspberry, some cacao, with a jolt of black pepper. Tannins a bit rustic that soften quickly. Lingering ending with sweet crisp notes. Pricey but will not disappoint.

May 7th, 2018
Shawn R

Rich and ripe with a sweet finish. Pairs nice with Chill-

Rich and ripe with a sweet finish. Pairs nice with Chill-

Oct 30th, 2017
Shawn R

From a vineyard that produces!

From a vineyard that produces!

Oct 28th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The 14 is very concentrated. Ripe, rich, liqueur in style. Black and blue fruit melody. There's some spice, light pepper, loamy moist dark soil, red roses and violets, touch of Worcestershire sauce, nice acidly and good balanced of mixed fruit & earth on the finish.

The 14 is very concentrated. Ripe, rich, liqueur in style. Black and blue fruit melody. There's some spice, light pepper, loamy moist dark soil, red roses and violets, touch of Worcestershire sauce, nice acidly and good balanced of mixed fruit & earth on the finish.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Erik Barefield

Not as much earth or spice, more berries

Not as much earth or spice, more berries

May 13th, 2018
Jason and Jennie

This is fantastic. Just enough pepper. Very Balanced. Not cheap though for a zin

This is fantastic. Just enough pepper. Very Balanced. Not cheap though for a zin

Mar 11th, 2017
Matt Foley

Lots of fruit with isn't of pepper on finish... super yummy on this cool day

Lots of fruit with isn't of pepper on finish... super yummy on this cool day

Nov 22nd, 2016
Jason and Jennie

Brambly

Brambly

Oct 23rd, 2016
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.0

Jeffrey had this a year ago

Jeffrey had this a year ago

Oct 16th, 2018
Betsy Schermer

Betsy had this 9 months ago

Betsy had this 9 months ago

Feb 23rd, 2019