Williams Selyem winery is proud to announce that Bob Cabral, Director of Winemaking for Williams Selyem, has been named Winemaker of the Year for by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In presentation of their prestigious Wine Star Awards, Wine Enthusiast will honor Bob and other international wine industry luminaries at a black-tie gala in New York City on January 30, 2012.
Bob is an experienced winemaker whose meticulousness and patience yield wines that are authentic expressions of each vineyard site. In 2007, one such site found perfect expression and received a 100-point rating from Wine Enthusiast. Our 2007 Litton Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (now called Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard) was the first domestic Pinot Noir to earn a perfect score from a major wine publication. Bob designed and planted the vineyard to an exact specification of clones, rootstocks, spacing and trellising. This has resulted in wines of the highest quality and worthy of the Williams Selyem Estate name.
Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine honor outstanding achievement in the wine world, in that given year and over time. Categories include Wine Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, American, European, and New World Winery of the Year, Winemaker of the Year, Wine Region of the Year, and more.