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    Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir - Sonoma County, California


    • WE96
    • ST95
    Price: $125.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Enthusiast, 95 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111827

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A triumph, one of the greatest Riverblock bottlings in years. This always is a captivating wine, but the '09 is particularly scrumptious. Although it's quite tannic and acidic, it's forward enough in raspberries, cherries and cola to enjoy now. But it's bone dry and as elegant as California Pinot Noir gets. The balance suggests an ability to age for a good 10 years, if not longer.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Vivid ruby. Christmas spices, red berries and incense on the nose, with an exotic note of orange peel adding complexity. Sappy strawberry and raspberry preserve flavors are brightened by tangy minerality and complicated by a vanilla bean quality, with fine-grained tannins adding grip. Gains weight with air but remains lively and precise. The clean, nervy finish boasts outstanding clarity and spicy persistence.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Very rich and concentrated, this delivers layered flavors built around ripe plum, wild berry and black cherry, joined by wilted rose and spicy aromatics that are still a little diffuse, yet offer plenty of depth and complexity. Best from 2013 through 2022. 562 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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