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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 7 
ProducerRivers-Marie (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
VineyardCorona Vineyard
SubRegionNapa Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2021 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Rivers Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Corona Vineyard on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.8 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 20 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by clayfu on 4/7/2014: Impressions from a weekend in Napa Valley (Napa Valley): The depth of flavor on this wine is intense. Thick and layered dark fruit with a gripping tannin structure. Killer value at the price in comparison to so many other cabs from Napa in the price range. In the decanter for roughly 3 hours before trying. (3608 views)
 Tasted by Acohen on 11/13/2013 & rated 93 points: Rich and luscious that opened a little tight but quickly showed it's stuff. Has great cassis, currant, black fruit and well integrated tannins. Some sweetness to the fruit but complex and refined with a really nice smooth finish (2863 views)
 Tasted by Backdoctor on 11/13/2013 & rated 95 points: I opened this 4-5 hours early and let it breathe. What an awesome wine. Big nose with lots of raspberry on the palate. (3002 views)
 Tasted by Uglypinga on 9/25/2013: The nose doesn't give much but the palate is full of blueberries and smoke. Restrained in all aspects and begging for time. Not my bottle, so I can wait for it as should you. (2805 views)
 Tasted by haldolugr on 8/10/2013 & rated 95 points: Stunner. Everyone loved this wine, even without a decant. Great cab juice! So balanced already - smooth and silky in the mouth with a killer finish, the tannins are already in check. Just wow! (2734 views)
 Tasted by Floyd77 on 8/8/2013 & rated 98 points: A luscious, seductive wine. Cherry, licorice (twizzlers, not anise), and lots of red fruit. The label says 14.5 percent alcohol, but no obvious heat. Elegant -- complex and layers of depth, but not overly concentrated. This wine has the structure to age, but is drinking great right now. It is hard to imagine it getting better than this. Incredible. (1683 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 2/14/2013 & rated 92 points: Decanted 3 hours and consumed over 2. That still wasn't enough air. Early on, this was richly fruited with cassis, raspberry, blackberry, and vanilla flavors, but not showing a lot of complexity and had firm, drying tannins. Towards the end of the bottle, some complexity began to show in the way of earthy, roasted herbs and a graphite minerality. Will be a nice wine, but needs 5-8 years. 92+ (2084 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012)
(Rivers-marie Cabernet Sauvignon Roberto Corona Vineyard Oakville) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011)
(Rivers-marie Cabernet Sauvignon Roberto Corona Vineyard Oakville) Subscribe to see review text.
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2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Corona Vineyard

From the release letter:

2010 Rivers-Marie "Corona Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville -- 125 cases produced, 14.5% alcohol, 80% new French oak

Everything about this wine is a touch better than its 2009 edition. All the wildness of that wine is reigned in and focused a bit more in 2010. There's better oak integration, riper tannin (still abundant though) and a nice mineral driven site character that makes the wine obviously Oakville. We always talk about the AVA's great mix of fruit and power and it's on full display here. The nose is brooding and very black fruited but the acidity adds some higher toned notes of citrus peel and violets. After some time in the decanter, the palate becomes very plush and is driven more by texture than pure fruit or weight. The vineyard is planted next to an old pea gravel quarry and you can sense this location in the wine. There's a nice crushed rock element that comes on near the finish that gives the wine a bit more intellectual interest and length. This again though is the bottling for the cellar so let it rest or give it several hours in a decanter.

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