Burghound | Rating: 90A brooding and quite somber nose only grudgingly offers up notes of plum, black currant and dark raspberry. The solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavors have a highly seductive and caressing mouth feel yet the focused, mildly austere and well-delineated finish does not lack for punch and persistence. This is presently quite tightly wound and should also definitely repay a few years of bottle age.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Offers rich and juicy flavors of plum, cherry and wild berry at the core. Pure and direct, picking up touches of anise and cedar, trimming on the finish as the fine-grained tannins take center stage. Drink now. 1,068 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Westside Neighbors reveals aromas of raspberry leaves, Bing cherries, lavender and fragrant earth with a waft of potpourri. The palate is beautifully harmonious with soft, silky tannins and a refreshing line of acid, finishing fine and elegant.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Vinous | Rating: 92The 2014 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors is juicy, forward and beautifully open-knit. Although not especially complex, the Westside Road Neighbors offers lovely fleshiness as well as considerable near to medium-term appeal, all in the racy, fruit-driven style that is so typical of the Russian River.Author: Antonio Galloni
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
- 236 bottles owned
- 65 collectors