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2017 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir

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October 17, 2021 - $100

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

...deep, dark fruit with latent spice and such earthy, riparian aromas. It literally smells like a cool riverbank that’s covered with wildflowers. The palate has a bold, rich and fleshy core of sweet, darker cherries, which is all-encompassing, very layered, very concentrated and long. Superb!

93Wine Spectator

Rich and powerful, with a plush texture to the richly spiced plum compote and cherry tart flavors. Dried beef accents show midpalate, leading to a finish filled with savory spice notes.

93Burghound.com

Here the agreeably fresh nose combines notes of both red and dark currant, plum, floral and exotic tea...precise and graceful middle weight flavors that possess an almost lilting mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts somewhat with the clean, dusty and firm finale. This is a wine of finesse and refinement yet one that also offers very good finishing punch. Classy juice.

91Vinous / IWC

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.