Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 36
(bottled at 13.8%; $67) The most complex wine among these '07s with a layered nose that combines a subtle trace of framing wood as well as mild spice hints on the red and blue pinot fruit aromas that precede rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that display just a touch of backend bitterness that should dissipate rapidly. Overall, I like the solid balance, length and finishing depth. Worth a look.
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Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144
($67) Deep ruby-red. Smoky, complex aromas of blackberry, cola, sassafras and black cardamom. Powerful dark berry flavors display liqueur-like depth, with framing chewy tannins slowly sucked up by the dense, sweet fruit. The tannins recur on the finish, which strongly echoes the deep dark berry and cola notes. Serious stuff, and deserving of another five years in the cellar.
Author: Robert Parker
A collection of wines from some of Williams-Selyen's neighbors results in a formidable blend called Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors. The 2007 exhibits a deep ruby color as well as sweet, gamey, raspberry, black cherry, and boysenberry fruit intertwined with a crushed rock-like minerality, medium body, and vibrant acidity. Unquestionably, it is the finest as well as sexiest of these generic offerings. It will drink beautifully for 5-7 years.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/20/2012
Drink Dates: 2010-2017
Pretty ruby color with a refined nose. Soft red fruits, moderate earthiness and slight floral overtones. Well integrated on the palate with light to moderate cherries, cassis and a pleasing minerality. Ready to drink now and should develop another year with drinking window another 5 years.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/29/2009
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2020
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Medium garnet in the glass, this wine has a nose of forest floor, raspberry, and orange peel aromas with some suggestions of exotic woods the more I smell it. In the mouth it is bright, with an elegant mouthfeel and a delightful shifting mix of flavors that range through raspberry, tart cherry and redcurrant. These slide, water-like, as a layer over a foundation of dark loam and that hint of green wood again that sneaks in through the very nice finish. A mix of six vineyards that surround the Williams Selyem property: Rochioli, Allen, Flax, Bucher, Litton, and Bacigalupi.
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