2013 Williams Selyem Rochioli-Riverblock Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.60, $79. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 62% new and 38% 1-year-old. Released fall 2015. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers a paucity of fruit with overbearing oak and vegetal notes. Somewhat flat on the palate, with middleweight flavors of black cherry and black raspberry with matched tannins. Barrel work is a bit overbearing with the oak surfacing on the slightly tart finish. Unchanged when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Williams Selyem
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir