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2018 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir

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September 3, 2023 - $155



99Wine Enthusiast

Opening on earthy aromas of rock salt, crushed rock and rose petal, this is a complex, brooding wine... Dark cherry, strawberry and pomegranate carry the palate as the acidity builds remarkable vibrancy and freshness, lasting through the finishing accents of cardamom, tea and white pepper.

95+ Vinous / IWC

...fabulous wine...offers all the fruit richness and structure that are such signatures of the Rochioli family's estate vineyard...

94The Wine Advocate

...lovely wine, with bright scents of sour cherries, blackberries and cranberries and notes of woodsmoke, fennel and turned earth...palate is medium-bodied, broody but fresh, with a long, spicy and lifted finish.


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.


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.