The Block 10 – Mass Selection Pinot Noir represents a slight departure in winemaking for Williams Selyem. In addition to the Francois Frères barrels they traditionally use, they also used 50% Marcel Cadet (a water-bent barrel) from Dargaud et Jaegle. Furthermore, 35-38% whole cluster was used in the uninoculated fermentation to add additional complexity and purity of site. The wine is then aged in 50% new oak and 50% once used oak for 20-22 months. The true persona of this location is very much verbalized in this wine. Williams Selyem is crafting each of these vintages to hopefully mature in a decade or two.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: "The 2014 vintage of our Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is a showstopper. An explosive nose of black cherry and citrus mix with subtle elements of crushed rock and wood spices. Deeply saturated, with a wide array of aromas, this wine offers allure and intrigue. In the mouth, the profile leads with beautiful red fruits which carry all the way through the palate. This wine is full-bodied and opulent with refreshing acidity that carries the fine-grained tannins all the way through the long finish."