International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($62) Bright ruby-red. Sexy aromas of dark raspberry, cola, sandalwood and sweet oak. A step up in flavor intensity over the regional bottlings, with notes of candied blackberry, strawberry and vanilla. Riper and sweeter than the RRV bottling, but kept fresh by firm acidity. Finishes with chewy, building, rather suave tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Dark purple-red, very rich and complex, with concentrated wild berry and blackberry fruit flavors that are firm and dense. Impressive for its depth and focus; the flavors pick up a plum and boysenberry note on the finish. 656 cases made.Drink Dates: 2005-2009Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The outstanding, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Pinot Noir Westside Neighbors offers alluring aromas of sweet black cherries, raspberries, and honeyed currants. With superb fruit, nice minerality, and a medium to full-bodied texture, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 3-5 years.Drink Dates: 2005-2010Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 90Author: swimmer
Self | Rating: 90This is slightly past its prime. Red berry fruit with notes of cola, tea and hard candy. Tannins are finely grained and well-rounded. Decent finish.Drink Dates: 2014-2015Author: StuTarheel
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 298 bottles owned
- 71 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 71 collectors)