2006 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 750ml

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2006 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($65) Bright red. Vibrant raspberry and cherry preserve aromas, with suave incense, rose and baking spice scents adding complexity. Fresh and sweet, with deep but focused red fruit preserve flavors, fine-grained tannins and a compelling silky texture. Light in body but deep in flavor, with superb purity and finishing lift and cut.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 91-93

The 2006 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors looks potentially even better than the 2005. Complex forest floor, raspberry, cherry, and earthy notes are intermixed with a background toasty wood character in this medium-bodied, fruity effort. With decent acidity as well as a fresh, pure style, it is best consumed during its first 5-6 years of life.

Drink Dates: 2007-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Score: 91
Author: Beau Roy
Tasted On: 03/16/2010
Score: 93
Author: WineJunkie
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/03/2009
Score: 92
Author: dougwilder
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/17/2009
Site Blog: dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog 14.2% alcohol - 2 bottles tasted as the first was oxidized Aromas: pretty cherry, licorice and mineral Palate: cocoa, cherry, strawberry and a hint of loam Impression: first experience with this bottling - reminds me of why I admired this producer twenty years ago
More Vintages and Sizes of Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors:

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2009 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)

About This Producer


The emergence of Williams Selyem as one of California's Pinot Noir leaders is an improbable success story. Founders Burt Williams and Ed Selyem started making wine under the Hacienda del Rio Winery label in a garage in Fulton. Their first wine was a 1981 Zinfandel, but very soon after they began their quest for great Pinot Noir. By the late 1980s, Williams had retired as a typesetter and Selyem had left his job as a wine retailer, and they devoted themselves full-time to winemaking. In 1997, John Dyson bought the winery with plans of planting a 20-acre Russian River vineyard and gradually expanded production. Williams continued to make wine into 2000, after which time Bob Cabral, formerly of Alderbrook and Hartford Court, took over as Executive winemaker.

Quality across the board is exceptionally high, with especially notable Pinot Noirs. There are no secrets to Williams Selyem's success: they seek low yield, fully ripened grapes from superb vineyard sources.

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