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Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Member Review by EMark:

Lots of dark fruit on entry--blueberry, currant--and the slight sweetness sensation might suggest dried fruit. I'm a tad surprised that a wine this young isn't "rougher." Tannin is observable. Acid is observable. However, the wine is approachable in its youth. I get some roughness under the rear palate, but nothing to worry about.

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Rivers-Marie:
Genevieve and I are both tremendous Pinot Noir fans. We enjoy Pinots from all over the world. When it came time to start a small wine project, we wanted something that would reflect our own passions for wine and what we enjoy most about the business and the culture. A chance to make Pinot Noir, and more specifically Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, presented itself in the form of Summa Vineyard and ... Read more
Genevieve and I are both tremendous Pinot Noir fans. We enjoy Pinots from all over the world. When it came time to start a small wine project, we wanted something that would reflect our own passions for wine and what we enjoy most about the business and the culture. A chance to make Pinot Noir, and more specifically Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, presented itself in the form of Summa Vineyard and Scott and Joan Zeller. I first met Scott while I was working at Turley in 1999. We fell out of touch for a few years before a good friend reconnected us in the summer of 2002. Genevieve and I jumped at a chance to work with Scott and Joan appreciating not only the fabulous opportunity to work with a vineyard as storied as Summa but we really appreciated their aesthetic. Trips to the vineyard yielded great Pinot grapes but also jams, dozens of eggs, fava beans, potatoes and homemade wines all made by the Zellers from their property. Scott has also introduced us to what will become a big part of the future of Rivers-Marie, new Occidental vineyards! Through him, we have met Richard and Darla Radcliffe at Occidental Ridge Vineyards ('05 debut) and Raleigh and Patricia Wilson-Juckett at Willow Creek Vineyards ('06 debut). Read less

Member Reviews for Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: EMark
8478048,165
4.00 5
07/11/2019

Lots of dark fruit on entry--blueberry, currant--and the slight sweetness sensation might suggest dried fruit. I'm a tad surprised that a wine this young isn't "rougher." Tannin is observable. Acid is observable. However, the wine is approachable in its youth. I get some roughness under the rear palate, but nothing to worry about.


Snooth User: outthere
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/05/2010

This started singing at 2-1/2 hours and kept improving until I had to re-cork it for the night. Beautiful fruit, gobs of black, red and blue...great texture, silky smooth, loads of tannins that integrated a bit but are still very prominent, pencil lead, mocha... super long finish. Oh man this is good. My first Rivers-Marie Cab, what an experience.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/05/2009

Had the 2006. Could be my fave ever. Deep, dark without any overoaky BS. Long lasting finish, ribbons of berry, Earthy tones. All of the best qualities of fruitbombyness without any of the Jolly Rancher sweetness on the finish. Powerful. Rich. Luscious. FAB.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/25/2009

Decanted 1 hour. Sweet red fruits, cherry pie. Over extracted and very unbalanced. Not flawed, just not.....nice. High acid and never yielding in any sort of 'cabernet as I know 'em' type of way. If this is the new world, stop it, I want to get off.n/a


External Reviews for Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Vintage: 2006 04/22/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 03/08/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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