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2011 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors
- Sonoma County
- Russian River Valley
Community Tasting Notes 26
wabi47 wrote: (90 points)
September 8, 2016 - great nose; medium body; big and complex, but a bit too much (for my taste) not fully integrated oak makes it less than ethereal. Likely better with time.
kkleg Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 21, 2016 - Beautifully perfumed nose, with dark fruits, nutmeg, and rose petal notes. All these notes come through on the complex palate, with a long, complex finish.
This drinks as well as many of the single vineyard bottlings. In a great spot right now, but will hold for several years yet. Another year might round it out and bring it to its peak, but if you like a bit more tannin on your Pinots, drink now.
Fantastic wine at a fair price.
Barry Notes Likes this wine: (91 points)
August 14, 2016 - P/decanted into carafe for 10 hrs. and returned to bottle. Served cool. Clear, bright ruby/purple color. Nice CA Pinot nose. Better after glass swirling and more air time. Another example of how the 2011's have evolved from thin/contorted to a finely balanced, integrated and very decent vintage. Only now are the 11's showing well. Med body/flavor intensity, clean finish. Nice mixed fruit profile without too much extraction or earthy saddle. Mature, good drinking window. Drink now or in the next few years. Nothing off. $73 incl, shipping.2 people found this helpful Comment
rosenst1 wrote: (92 points)
July 21, 2016 - PnP. Dark fruits on the nose; lovely restrained palate presence. Still a bit clenched but quite good. Oak not overly intrusive.
March 27, 2016 - More roasted than I would have expected. After half a bottle we gassed it up, put the cork in, put in the fridge. Very clean the second day, roasted quality was gone
Pro Reviews 1
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
(Williams-Selyem Winery Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Williams Selyem
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Westside Road Neighbors
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- UPC Code 000004353393
- Pending Delivery 12 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,982 (72%)
- Consumed 741 (27%)
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