2005 Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
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25 Ratings
2005 Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Dark ruby. Pungent smoke- and spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola and zesty minerals. Offers vibrant red fruit and candied rose flavors, with a touch of bitter blood orange adding focus and grip. Shows the urgency of a cooler vintage but with the depth of fruit one expects from wines made from this area. Finishes silky and long, with resonating minerality and excellent spicy persistence.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2007 Vintage) In ‘05 I began blending in a small amount of fruit from our Litton Estate vineyards, and almost 15% of this blend comes from specially selected Litton blocks. Medium red, but rich in color, the wine presents a bouquet of ripe strawberries, berry cobbler, plums, anise, clove, butterscotch and toasty oak. The palate is layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis, cherry cola, sarsaparilla, toasted bread, minerals and concentrated ripe tannins. This multifarious and seductive wine shows the true vineyard read more...In ‘05 I began blending in a small amount of fruit from our Litton Estate vineyards, and almost 15% of this blend comes from specially selected Litton blocks. Medium red, but rich in color, the wine presents a bouquet of ripe strawberries, berry cobbler, plums, anise, clove, butterscotch and toasty oak. The palate is layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis, cherry cola, sarsaparilla, toasted bread, minerals and concentrated ripe tannins. This multifarious and seductive wine shows the true vineyard expressions of this unique area — plus it was a lot of fun to blend. (hide)

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    A perennial favorite here at CGCW, the Westside Road Neighbors bottling comes through once again. Its lovely aromas of sweet oak and perfectly ripened cherries are paralleled in all ways by its deeply filled and carefully composed flavors. Youthful acids presently bring a slight edge of stiffness to the finish, but given the two or three years of age that it so clearly deserves, this one will ultimately be as refined and well-polished as it is rich.
  • Robert Parker