2007 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Super-rich, a fat, opulent Chard that tastes almost as sweet as a dessert, except it’s dry. Shows massive flavors of Meyer lemon custard, minerals, pear tart, buttered toast, butterscotch, smoky pie crust and honey, with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Lush and gorgeous.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The light straw-colored 2007 Chardonnay Allen Vineyard exhibits a gorgeous bouquet of subtle pineapple, white peach, and honey along with terrific minerality, very good acidity, loads of concentration, and a beautiful, fresh, lively finish. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Green-gold color. Fresh citrus and apple aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and dried flowers. Broad and fleshy in texture but at the same time lively, offering zesty Meyer lemon and orange flavors and a late note of pear skin. Manages to be both rich and vibrant, with excellent finishing cut and spicy persistence. (ST)
Wine & Spirits
Oak leads this young wine with scents of malt and bittersweet caramel, the toasty butterscotch flavors balancing brighter acidity. A broad style for seared scallops.
Elegantly styled, trim and understated, showing pithy, leesy citrus and green apple flavors that are a bit raw, but this holds together, ending with a floral, spicy accent. (JL, Web-2010)