Williams Selyem

Williams Selyem

Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2013

David T

I get why people who generally always review this producer as just good consuming it young. This is ten years from birth, eight years in bottle and it is still not at its peak. it has ten years and perhaps more properly stored. Very good tonight but better things ahead. It takes this long and longer for WS Pinots to shine.

The palate is, juicy, ripe, rich, a bit lush; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, hues of blueberries, plum and ripe to dry strawberries with a pomegranate overlay. Then, dry earthiness, top soil, crushed rocks & powdery limestone & chalkiness, dark spices, some black pepper, dry brush, eucalyptus, tree sap, sun tea, black and red cola/licorice, drier tobacco, barrel dust to shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, touch of dry herbs-bay leaves & sage, bright red, pink, blue, purple florals framed in dark slightly withering florals, rain shower acidity, the finish is; well structured & balanced in fruit, earth & flowers, some more tension than I like but will soften & fade nicely in 3-5 years. But, wire to wire really even and stunning. Evolution & integration is good but needs 3-5 years to be its best. Coravin glass.

IMHO, one of the outstanding CA Pinot producers. Walter Hansel gives them a run for the money at their fantastic price point.
— 6 days ago

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Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Another blind tasting. Mistook it for the Peay Sonoma Coast. But called the year it was from Peay… So good. — a month ago

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Burt Williams' Morning Dew Ranch Pinot Noir 2013

8-10 years treat these wines well. — 20 days ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Medium ruby color. Aromas of strawberry, cherry and green tea. Tasty spices on this one with a red fruit undertone.

🏅 94 Points - James Suckling
— a month ago

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Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

A vertical tasting of 12 Williams Selyem pinots from 2000-2013, all from the Vista Verde vineyard. My #1 was the 2009 vintage, which was “powerful” and “excellent” The group ranked it #3. — 24 days ago

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009

2009 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 30 mins. Much more acidity (specifically orange peel/orange zest) than any other new or older WS offering I’ve come across. Was really tight initially and improved somewhat. Maybe an off bottle or “in a mood.” Was lacking the usual/hallmark WS rubber stamp that accompanies their juice. Muted. 8.26.23. — a month ago

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Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2021

[Tasted on September 16, 2023 at Home with Jay and Linda]

Raspberry and blackberry fruit, with black tea and spice.
— 6 days ago

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Olivet Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

These are some amazing 50 year old mines. Period producing a delicious Pinot Noir. — 18 days ago

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Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2008

Lots of sediment. Still some fruit and great finish. — 2 days ago

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Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ripe red fruit. Classic Anderson Valley Pinot Noir — 24 days ago

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