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The Herbfarm USD 170.00 750ml

Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Westside Road Neighbors 2005

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Always among the most challenging blends to assemble, Neighbors is one of our most complex wines of this vintage. Dark and rich in color, the bouquet of cherry cobbler, Santa Rosa plums, fennel, clove, rose petal and toasty oak immediately fills your glass. The palate is layered with flavors of wild blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, mineral, spice and toasty oak. From our best growers along Westside Road.

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Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. ... Read more
Today, the winemaking torch has been passed into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral. They share a passion that requires a strong but intuitive approach, given the capricious nature of the varietal. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. The winery carefully executes the Williams Selyem philosophy of "respecting the juice." From fermentation to bottling, including the no pumping and filter-free methods, the winemakers use these processes to ensure that the quality of the wine is not compromised. Fortunately, they seem to have none of the typical pressures that many wineries do today and are therefore able to focus strictly on quality. This almost ceremonial approach to creating these wines can be tasted in every bottle. Bob says there's no other place he'd rather be making wine than in the Russian River Valley. Much like the philosophy of Burt and Ed, Bob has forged and fostered successful relationships with many of the growers who have stayed with the winery from its inception. By following proven traditions of respecting the individuality of the growers and vineyards from which they source their fruit, Williams Selyem wines continue to deliver their distinctive taste. On the standing commitment to extraordinary quality at the winery, Bob says, "We respect the grower, the vineyard, we respect the fruit coming in and we take care of the process tenaciously with minimal interference. We exercise patience at every stage and I have to say, we are richly rewarded for that. We like to share those rewards with the people who love our wines." As for the wines…they just keep getting better and better. Read less

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Snooth User: qmckenna
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4.50 5
01/23/2010

Awesome lacking only opulence and power to be truly great. A veritable spice cabinet on the nose. 1/2010


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2011

Explosive strawberry and raspberry liqueur scents are accented by exotic spice and cola notes on the vibrant nose. Enticing sweet red berry flavors are lifted by fresh acidity and firmed by dusty tannins. The finish of suave, focused red fruits shows... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Neighbors 750ml



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Always among the most challenging blends to assemble, Neighbors is one of our most complex wines of this vintage. Dark and rich in color, the bouquet of cherry cobbler, Santa Rosa plums, fennel, clove, rose petal and toasty oak immediately fills your glass. The palate is layered with flavors of wild blackberry, cherry cola, cassis, mineral, spice and toasty oak. From our best growers along Westside Road.

Aged 14 months.

Notes: 52% new, 27% 1-year-old, 21% 2-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.53
Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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