Williams Selyem

Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.346 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Beautiful raspberry/stawberry, dark crushed cherry, silky tannin and acid driven...amazing

Beautiful raspberry/stawberry, dark crushed cherry, silky tannin and acid driven...amazing

Nov 12th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.0

yum! This was tasted at the winery on westside rd. Hell of a wine. Drinking exceptionally well but will be even better in a couple years

yum! This was tasted at the winery on westside rd. Hell of a wine. Drinking exceptionally well but will be even better in a couple years

Apr 11th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Bright strawberries, bing cherries, pomegranate,, chalky. Classic WS.

Bright strawberries, bing cherries, pomegranate,, chalky. Classic WS.

Jun 14th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

10

Great 2nd wine after Rochioli Little Hill 2012.. Took 45 minutes to open, but it was worth it! Big rich full bodied loaded with black fruits, nice body. Really expressive in its varietal characteristics .. I give this 96+-... Bravo

Great 2nd wine after Rochioli Little Hill 2012.. Took 45 minutes to open, but it was worth it! Big rich full bodied loaded with black fruits, nice body. Really expressive in its varietal characteristics .. I give this 96+-... Bravo

Dec 14th, 2014
Bryan Kesting

Just delicious!

Just delicious!

Dec 30th, 2020
Lynn Poole

Cherry pie with strawberry and sooo good!

Cherry pie with strawberry and sooo good!

Mar 20th, 2020
Kevin Bohlin

Purchased at winery and stored in a controlled wine cellar. Most reviews here are a bit young, this wine is now hitting its stride but could also benefit from another 1-2 years. Some call this a California Grand Cru while some call it overrated. I love Burgundy and would say this drinks on par with mid to low tier Grand Crus in my opinion. Sweet and rich yes, but balanced with bright acid and structure. It has an impressive nose of rose, black cherry and vanilla but with an earthy herb quality that reminds me of great burgundy. More air reveals attractive grilled herbs and stem qualities. The palate is intense and rich with cherry and raspberry, powerful but silky verging on velvety texture and a long finish with a signature WS acid profile. There is a lot of oak but with this fruit and bottle age it is lovely....DRC uses even more oak so it’s not a sin with the right wine!

Purchased at winery and stored in a controlled wine cellar. Most reviews here are a bit young, this wine is now hitting its stride but could also benefit from another 1-2 years. Some call this a California Grand Cru while some call it overrated. I love Burgundy and would say this drinks on par with mid to low tier Grand Crus in my opinion. Sweet and rich yes, but balanced with bright acid and structure. It has an impressive nose of rose, black cherry and vanilla but with an earthy herb quality that reminds me of great burgundy. More air reveals attractive grilled herbs and stem qualities. The palate is intense and rich with cherry and raspberry, powerful but silky verging on velvety texture and a long finish with a signature WS acid profile. There is a lot of oak but with this fruit and bottle age it is lovely....DRC uses even more oak so it’s not a sin with the right wine!

May 28th, 2019
Anette Falkner

Luck of the draw from my wine cabinet today! It's fruity and light, dry

Luck of the draw from my wine cabinet today! It's fruity and light, dry

Feb 26th, 2017
Joe Davant

Cherries and strawberries. Enjoyable, but not terribly complex. A bit disappointing.

Cherries and strawberries. Enjoyable, but not terribly complex. A bit disappointing.

Dec 29th, 2016
Chip Wright

Super smooth

Super smooth

Nov 4th, 2016