International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Deep ruby. Powerful, seductively perfumed aromas of red and dark berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with cola and vanilla nuances adding complexity. Stains the palate with vibrant black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and picks up a smoky nuance with air. Shows impressive vivacity on the finish, which features silky tannins and a touch of candied rose.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Focused on pure, ripe cherry and raspberry, this features a crushed rock edge, lending grip to the flavors. Drink now through 2020. 897 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87The 2011 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors reveals a lot of kirsch, spice and flower characteristics. Not as generous in the mouth as the Eastside Road Neighbors cuvee, with an angular finish, I enjoyed the attack and mid-palate. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.Author: Robert Parker
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
- 339 bottles owned
- 93 collectors