2010 Williams Selyem - Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors 750ml

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IWC 92   WS 90   WA 88   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(made from fruit grown in the Lone Oak, Calegari, Black Rose and Foss vineyards): Bright ruby-red. Explosively perfumed aromas of candied red berries, rose and woodsmoke, with a spicy overtone. Juicy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors provide excellent palate coverage and show a seamless character. Open-knit and delicious now, finishing with excellent thrust and clarity.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

This exhibits a mix of dense, rich raspberry and wild berry that evokes classic Russian River Valley Pinot, running deep and persistent on the long, full finish.

Drink Dates: 2013-2022
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 2010 Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors is one of the more immediate wines in this range. A burst of dark red fruit, cola, sweet spices and hard candy bursts from the glass in an exuberant, fruit-driven style that is best appreciated sooner rather than later. The 2010 is quite pretty and should continue to drink nicely for a handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 12/25/2012
Red fruit. Strong aromatics. Baking spice, brown sugar, cinnamon. Raspberries. Strong acid, fruit. Fine tannins. Velvet.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: JeffroB
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/13/2013

Rating: 92
Author: Matt O
Drink Dates: 2012-2020

Rating: 90
Author: vinelson
Tasted On: 04/13/2013

Average rating: 90, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

163 bottles owned by 59 collectors.

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About This Producer

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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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