Pinot Noir | 750ml | ABV 13.7% | Sustainable
There is always a remarkable fineness to the William Selyem Westside Road Neighbors, and the 2016 does not disappoint! The nose starts out with red cherry, wild berries, and plum, and brightens up with notes of juniper berry, citrus, and redwood shavings. A brooding element lurks in the background and evokes thoughts of Asian spices. With time in the glass, the wine opens up with aromas of flowers and lavender. The wine is very focused in the mouth and has a very protracted mouthfeel. Flavours of raspberry, cherry, and cranberry, with a smoked meat finish, are interwoven in the palate architecture. The full-bodied tannins are reminiscent of Oolong tea. Polished and balanced, the wine’s texture is superb and highlights the best of what Pinot Noir can be, living up to the legendary name of Williams Selyem.
100% Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California
94 points – Wine Enthusiast
93 points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 points – Wine & Spirits
91 points – Connoisseurs Guide