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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 2015

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Lean and evolved is the 2003 Pinot Noir Rochioli River Block Vineyard. Medium ruby-colored, straightforward, monolithic, and not terribly expressive, I suspect there is a lot more than my notes suggest. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 750ml

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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

Member Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard

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Snooth User: 2hadley
2782136
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 02/27/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: 2hadley
2782136
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/27/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: c2rgordon
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 03/01/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard

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Vintage: 2003 03/16/2013

Lean and evolved is the 2003 Pinot Noir Rochioli River Block Vineyard. Medium ruby-colored, straightforward, monolithic, and not terribly expressive, I suspect there is a lot more than my notes suggest. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 09/24/2010

Aromas of flowers, strawberries, black cherries, and rose petals waft from the glass of the medium dark ruby-hued 2003 Pinot Noir Rochioli River Block Vineyard. While it boasts noble grand cru-like aromatics (flowers, raspberries, cherries, and crushed rocks), the wine is reserved in the mouth, suggesting 1-2 years of bottle age will be beneficial. It should keep for 7-8 years.


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Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

...Slightly reduced aromas of chocolate, game, roasted coffee and cardamom. Supple on entry, then rather brooding in the middle palate, even hard... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml


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Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1996 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 1995 01/16/2009

A wine of great subtlety and finesse, with slowly unfolding black cherry, berry, vanilla and spice. The texture is smooth and polished; the finish long and lingering. Most impressive is the finish, where the flavors fold together nicely. Drinks well ... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1995 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 750ml



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