2008 Williams Selyem Rochioli Riverblock Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.49, $78. Released fall 2010. Aged 18 months in 70% new and 30% 1-year-old French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Brooding nose with reserved array of dark Pinot fruits. The following day, the wine had blossomed with considerable more aromatic interest including scents of ripe dark berries and currants, spice and cola. Luscious core of classy fruit enhanced by notes of brown spice and cherry cola. Smooth and appealing in the mouth with restrained fuzzy tannins and a lively acid lift on the intensely fruity finish. Much better tasting the next day with an impressive array of broad flavors that could only come from the Rochioli Vineyard. Hold this one for a few years in the cellar and then party on. Very good. Reviewed December 14, 2010

Winery: Williams Selyem
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