Three bottles opened for dinner party. Two were excellent, though admittedly not as dark or intense as some single vineyard PN from Williams Selyem, yet well balanced and delightful. The third bottle was clearly faded and rated closer to perhaps 86.
14.2% alcohol. The color has lightened to a medium cherry color, with very faint bricking at the edge of the glass. Pretty nose of black cherry, spice, and mushrooms. In the mouth, lively and balanced, with pretty red and black cherry fruit, earthy spice, mushrooms, and a floral note. Smooth and tasty, with a moderate kick of acidity and a long finish. This is drinking very well right now. A-
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(Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors) Group's #3 (my #3) – 40 pts; 1, 3, 1, 0 - dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; berry, lavender, white chocolate nose; silky textured, tart cherry, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish
(Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors) Dark cherry red color; big, bright cherry nose; good ripe and tart cherry, cream and vanilla palate; medium-plus finish (WOTF poured blind, with an '06 Copain, '05 Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch and '04 Bindi Pinots)
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