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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2009
Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 111831)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $119.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 88 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is still one of my favorite blends to assemble and definitely a favorite to consume on a regular basis. It's always exciting to select barrels from vineyards like Rochioli, Bucher and our Estate to assemble bouquets of ripe blackberry jam, violets, plums, licorice, black truffle and toasty vanilla beans from our oak barrels. The palate flavors of blackberry/raspberry cobbler, cherry cola, cassis, smoked mushrooms and cinnamon coat your mouth with every sip and are very true to the individual lots that aid in the completeness of this assemblage. Ripe abundant tannins cut through the nicely balanced acidity that will make this vintage enjoyable for the next 8-10 years.
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About Williams Selyem Winery :

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.