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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120685)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 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:

A classic Rochioli Riverblock and a great example of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Floral aromas of violets and rose combine with blackberry, rhubarb, wild fennel and herbs to create the essence of forest floor which is a hallmark of this vineyard. A very rich texture and mouthfeel is brought through the concentrated flavors of blackberries, dark cherry, cranberry, wild herbs, cola and mineral notes. A Subtle toast of oak, cedar and plush tannins reinforce lingering raspberry, strawberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors with satiny tannins that give this wine an incredibly long finish that is typical from Riverblock. A wine with a long life ahead of it.
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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.