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2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 13.9%
  • 90 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61281-2007-750

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  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    A perfumed and lilting nose of spiced red pinot fruit that displays an ever-so-mild candied aspect to it leads to delicious and solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess good balance and fine length. If there is a nit, it's that there is a distinct sweetness to the finish that for me detracts from its overall appeal though it's possible that this will diminish with time as is sometimes the case.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A subtle, understated style, with creamy cherry, wild berry, plum and spice notes that are delicate and spicy, ending with a long nuanced finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    From one of the Russian River's iconic vineyard sites, the 2007 Pinot Noir Rochioli River Block reveals a flinty, gravelly, stony nose with red currant, pomegranate, and cherry fruit. Medium to full-bodied with excellent acidity (better integrated here than in some of these cuvees), a feminine, Chambolle-Musigny-like minerality, and a touch of spring flowers, this pretty wine is not a blockbuster, but it should blossom in 2-3 years, and last for a decade or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Vivid red color. Powerful aromas of raspberry, cherry, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a suave anise quality adding interest. Deep, impressively pure red fruit flavors stain the palate and are framed by silky tannins. This vivacious pinot combines sweetness and energy deftly, and finishes with excellent clarity and smoky persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: GrapesofWrath
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Dark berries and minerals.
    Author: CSB
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Soft and supple with highly floral nose. Light on the palette, not very dense and a very ephemeral wine. Will improve with time, unlike me. Drink before 2014, but you can enjoy today.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2014
    Author: DrinkBeHappy
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Young and potent with a very elegant Ferrari red hue. Seems to have everything it will need to wait. I just couldn't. Thank god its not literally one of a kind.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2022
    Author: SonomaTraveler
The emergence of Williams Selyem as one of California's Pinot Noir leaders is an improbable success story. Founders Burt Williams and Ed Selyem started making wine under the Hacienda del Rio Winery label in a garage in Fulton. Their first wine was a 1981 Zinfandel, but very soon after they began their quest for great Pinot Noir. By the late 1980s, Williams had retired as a typesetter and Selyem had left his job as a wine retailer, and they devoted themselves full-time to winemaking. In 1997, John Dyson bought the winery with plans of planting a 20-acre Russian River vineyard and gradually expanded production. Williams continued to make wine into 2000, after which time Bob Cabral, formerly of Alderbrook and Hartford Court, took over as Executive winemaker.

Quality across the board is exceptionally high, with especially notable Pinot Noirs. There are no secrets to Williams Selyem's success: they seek low yield, fully ripened grapes from superb vineyard sources.

See other similar producers:Kosta Browne Winery,Siduri,Kistler Vineyards

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 401 bottles owned
  • 163 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 163 collectors)