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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors 2017

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $115.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“If this wine is a forecast into what we should expect from the 2017 vintage in Russian River Valley we are all in for a treat. Impressive with its sheer concentration of fruit, this youthful wine is deep, tangy, rich and spicy. The delectable array of flavors features fresh raspberries, cola, currants and baking spices that are rich and complex through the long finish. For all its richness, it retains a delicacy of texture. Enjoy now (decanting recommended prior to 2020) and hold onto a few bottles to savor through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors
 
“The deep ruby color of this wine beckons and the nose of dark cherry and mountain strawberry does not disappoint. Perfume and earth toned aromas co-mingle to show the uniqueness of the six terroirs on Westside Road from which this wine is crafted. Hints of rose petal reveal the Russian River Valley signature, and the minerality and crushed rock elements highlight the Westside Road terroir. Powerful and brooding on the nose, the palate is equally as complex with rich dark fruits and lively flavors of tangerine. The tannins are concentrated but well-resolved, and the finish is punctuated with an oolong tea sensation.” - Jeff Mangahas, Williams Selyem Winemaker

BACKGROUND
Background Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“If this wine is a forecast into what we should expect from the 2017 vintage in Russian River Valley we are all in for a treat. Impressive with its sheer concentration of fruit, this youthful wine is deep, tangy, rich and spicy. The delectable array of flavors features fresh raspberries, cola, currants and baking spices that are rich and complex through the long finish. For all its richness, it retains a delicacy of texture. Enjoy now (decanting recommended prior to 2020) and hold onto a few bottles to savor through 2025.” - California Wine Advisors
 
“The deep ruby color of this wine beckons and the nose of dark cherry and mountain strawberry does not disappoint. Perfume and earth toned aromas co-mingle to show the uniqueness of the six terroirs on Westside Road from which this wine is crafted. Hints of rose petal reveal the Russian River Valley signature, and the minerality and crushed rock elements highlight the Westside Road terroir. Powerful and brooding on the nose, the palate is equally as complex with rich dark fruits and lively flavors of tangerine. The tannins are concentrated but well-resolved, and the finish is punctuated with an oolong tea sensation.” - Jeff Mangahas, Williams Selyem Winemaker

BACKGROUND
Background Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Williams Selyem

Vineyard Designate

AVA Russian River Valley

Region Sonoma Coast