International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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 RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Appealing for its ripe, supple texture and pure, focused plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors that gain complexity and depth on the finish.Drink Dates: 2008-2011Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Even more attractive is the 2006 Pinot Noir Westside Neighbors. Big, rich berry fruit intermixed with dusty loamy earthiness, roasted herbs, and spice box are all present in this medium to full-bodied, tasty Pinot.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 91Author: Beau Roy
Self | Rating: 93Author: WineJunkie
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2017-2019Author: StuTarheel
Self | Rating: 9214.2% 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 agoAuthor: dougwilder
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
- 623 bottles owned
- 167 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 167 collectors)