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This wine is made from a 3-acre site on the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard and is extremely unique. How so? Well, in that every 18th vine in each row is a different clone or field selection intermixed throughout the block – all planted on 420A rootstock. The inter dispersion of these clones allows this homogeneous mixture to illustrate the true expression of this site. Planting vines in this way is reminiscent of the way things were done in Europe or Burgundy before Williams Selyem began exploring the genetics of their field selections.

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."
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