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2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA

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SKU: 93340-2012-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Assertively tannic and gutsy, with vanilla-laced oak, racy blackberry and wild berry flavors, pretty floral scents and a finish vibrant with crushed rock and graphite minerality. Best from 2015 through 2022. 904 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Dark ruby. Pungent smoke- and spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola and zesty minerals. Offers vibrant red fruit and candied rose flavors, with a touch of bitter blood orange adding focus and grip. Shows the urgency of a cooler vintage but with the depth of fruit one expects from wines made from this area. Finishes silky and long, with resonating minerality and excellent spicy persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Kurt and Mark Paul
  • Self | Rating: 89

    delicious cherry on nose and palate. focused and clean. just lacks complexity.
    Author: mike1054
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.

See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 262 bottles owned
  • 84 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 84 collectors)