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2009 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors

  • 88 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 92 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 93340-2009-750

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  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 92

    Nose of black cherry and plum. A full-bodied wine with very pretty tannins. Shows hints of chamomile tea with a long finish. Dark plums. A fruitier style but not overtly so. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: now
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2009 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors is made from a collection of vineyards along Westside Road, including Allen, Bacigalupi, Rochioli Riverblock and the estate's own vineyard. Dark red cherries, spices and flowers flow effortlessly from this plump, juicy wine. A soft, textured finish rounds out this pretty Pinot.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2017
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Very complete, complex and balanced, with subtle cherry, plum and raspberry fruit that's supple and graceful. Medium- to full-bodied, gaining depth and richness on the finish, where the flavors linger.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Vivid ruby-red. Heady, intensely perfumed scents of raspberry and cherry preserves, sandalwood, dried rose and gingerbread. At once precise and deep, offering sweet red and dark fruit flavors lifted by tangy acidity, with silky tannins providing support. This tactile, palate-staining, lively midweight finishes with excellent definition and lingering spiciness.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: EJS
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Mister45
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2019
    Author: Jeremy A212
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2017-2022
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 93

    lots of structure, acidity, citrus flavors, cherry cola, vanilla.
    Author: NathanL
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 481 bottles owned
  • 122 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 122 collectors)