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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 111827)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lots of dark fruit such as blackberries and plums with cola and fennel are the first aromatic impressions. A fatness in the texture brings through concentrated flavors of wild blackberries, mineral, fresh cut herbs and cola across the palate. The satiny tannins complement the classic long finish that always says Riverblock.
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About Williams Selyem Winery :

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, aligning Sonoma County's Russian River Valley in the firmament of the best winegrowing regions of the world. Today John and Kathe Dyson, who purchased the winery from Burt and Ed in 1998, carry on the passion for Pinot Noir winemaking without compromise. As for the wines... they just keep getting better and better.