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Williams Selyem Hawk Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
  • RP 92
  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

The aromas of nectarines, Meyer lemons, toasted almonds, citrus blossom honey and minerals dominate in this wine. Concentrated flavors of Meyer lemons, cinnamon, passion fruit, honeysuckle and crushed stone linger with a sweet lemon drop finish. The delightfully evenhanded acidity and extended sur-lie barrel aging give this wine plenty of reason to age in your cellar.

Critical Acclaim

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

The 2008 Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard has plenty of caramelized citrus, buttered fruit, some subtle, spicy wood, and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent fruit, richness and density, the wine also has some minerality that makes it more complex than the Heintz. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Full gold. Tropical fruits and exotic spices on the nose, with a touch of honey adding complexity. Broad to the point of full-blown, offering lush mango and passion fruit flavors and slow-building spiciness. Clings tenaciously on the finish, which echoes the honey and passion fruit notes. This creamy, plush chardonnay would work well with the richest poultry or seafood dishes.

Williams Selyem Winery

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Williams Selyem Winery , Russian River, California
Williams Selyem
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... View More