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2012 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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2/7/2016 - travelme Likes this wine: 92 points

A great bottle and it represents amazing QPR. On the nose, I get complex aromas of orange peel, dark cherry, and pomegranate.
The palate was again laced with cherry cola, cinnamon, spice box, and I get a hint of orange peel. Really smooth bottle with a medium body and finish. Nice cherry taste lingers throughout. Highly recommended and will last a while in the cellar. Really great QPR.

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2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/6/2016 - SMG wrote: 90 points

Closed at this point and not giving off much but the wine just got better the longer it was opened. Give it another 3+ years before opening another.

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2012 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Corona Vineyard

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2/4/2016 - gharter Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted for 2 hours, it needs it. without decanting, it was very tightly wound. after decanting, beautiful, rich, full nose with licorice, graphite, vanillin, spices, blueberries and blackberries. You just want to put your nose deep in the glass and leave it there. Layers and layers of flavor. Anise, vanilla, spice, blue and blackberry, almost a hint of cranberry. silky smooth in the long finish. Tannins are present, but very soft. A treat to drink now, but will be even better with a few more years.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Joy Road Vineyard

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1/31/2016 - gharter Likes this wine: 90 points

Beautiful golden color. Very aromatic. Much more mineral and floral on the nose and palate than any other River Marie Chardonnay I have had. Minerals, pear, almond and floral aromas. The palate mirrors the nose with some added sage. Nice acidity and well balanced. Lots of complexity. Compared to other River Marie chardonnays, a unique aroma and flavor profile that could be polarizing. But I really enjoyed over several hours.

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Red

2007 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

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1/31/2016 - Mike Dildine Likes this wine: 95 points

14.5% abv. Dark ruby with expressive claret aromas. On the palate, cassis, leather and graphite. Exceptionally deep long and rich. Tremendous mouthfeel. TRB had a string of success in 07, and this was no exception. Should continue to improve

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2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

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1/30/2016 - Uglypinga Likes this wine: NR

Rhubarby, cola nose with more cola and beight berries on the palate. Less acid than usual for rm, with some orange peel but again less than usual. Lean. Good.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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1/30/2016 - rosenst1 wrote: 91 points

PnP. Light greenish gold. Good nose of intense citrus - no over-ripe butterscotch or charred oak notes here. On the palate this has intensity and excellent balance but is very young; the fruit is restrained and the acids are dominant but not out of balance. Seems to reflect what is a very strong 13 vintage for Chardonnay on the North Coast. Needs time - amazing QPR.

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2012 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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1/30/2016 - maxmanx wrote: NR

Really enjoyed this. Very good QPR.

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2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Corona Vineyard

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1/30/2016 - cellarpalate wrote: 92 points

Very good wine. The nose and fruit are excellent. Would have scored higher if it had a bit more depth and finish. Tasty though.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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1/29/2016 - mhewitt wrote: 91 points

Great wine. Highly saturated. Needs 1-2 years in the bottle to be at its best.

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2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

1/26/2016 - chablis28 wrote: 87 points

From our small group Blind PN dinner. I don't get the buzz over this producer. Must be the Thomas Brown thing? Over the top and does a poor job of expressing its Sonoma Coast terroir. Low acid, almost jammy and some alc headiness. Not for me but this will be a general crowd pleaser. Worked well in our line up as a way to calibrate my palate tonight. Others will score this higher.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

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1/28/2016 - pdemaio wrote: 95 points

Wines with this power and presence are rarely elegance, but the acid backbone of this rich chard powers through mid-plate and completes a long delicate finish. Great, light texture. Lovely juice that is streamlined, and focused while remaining fun to drink.
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2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

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1/26/2016 - rocknroller wrote: 89 points

Blind Pinots from Oregon, Cali, and Burgundy (The Kenwood, Mpls, MN): Very dark red color. Corrected to 2010 from 2012. Drank 1 glass blind over 90 minutes. I liked the nose more than the palate here. Had this as Cali all the way. Thought be could be Central Coast or Sonoma - leaning Sonoma., Very ripe, meaty, red and black fruits, brown sugar. The palate is not quite up to the nose at this point, currants, cherry, sour, dark red, oak, big, almost mammoth, brown sugar, spicy, medium finish. Not really my style.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/27/2016 - Tom_C wrote: 90 points

Dark purple in color. Gave this a three hour decant prior and it probably could have used twice that much. More dark red fruits than blue fruits. Muted nose. Palate gives more of the dark reds fruits with bracing tannins. There's a plushness without being a fruit bomb. Softened significantly over time. Acid a bit disjointed and a little hot in the end. Seems somewhat linear, but a nice wine - particularly at the price. Have two left and will let them sleep for quite a while to let them do their thing.

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2009 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

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1/27/2016 - vanpe003 wrote: NR

Unlike bottle a month ago, this definitely showed as premox'd. Very dark in color. Quite sherried.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

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1/25/2016 - ageverett Likes this wine: 92 points

Consistent with my prior note - wish I had a little more patience. This has some pretty serious weight to it. Lemon oil. Think this will be better in time.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

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1/26/2016 - msuwright Likes this wine: 93 points

A dark and satisfying Cabernet that is approachable now but has a bright future ahead of it. Dark purple in color, full in body, nose of blackberry and graphite. Dense and compact tastes of black raspberry, sweet cherry, cedar, and earth, with a somewhat dusty and tannic finish. 14.3% alcohol. Gains depth with air.

Although I know the grapes for this wine come from St. Helena (Panek) and Oakville (Lore), the wine reminded me of two wines from farther north in Napa: this seemed like a rounder version of a Larkmead or a riper version of a Montelena Estate. Given that both of these wines are more than twice the price of this one, this wine is an incredible value - wish I had more!

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2013 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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1/25/2016 - Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 92 points

A fantastic chard and incredible QPR. Great balance, with a little bit of well integrated oak, some butter and citrus notes. It's fresh, easy to drink and held up well over the course of two days. I love the elegance. Definitely accessible today. Can't beat the value.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard

St. Helena more

1/25/2016 - norzano Likes this wine: 95 points

Really great wine. Double decanted, but humming from the first sip. Fruit up front is still compact, but a nice blend of blue and red fruit. Nice, long finish - hints of chocolate, licorice, spice, wood. Like the others said, tannins are there and coat your mouth, but they aren't harsh at all. Really glad that I have 5 more of these to follow over the next years/decades. Has amazing potential.

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2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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1/24/2016 - Rich S Likes this wine: 92 points

Popped and splash decanted. Dark ruby color with a purple core. Great nose of black cherry, black raspberry, smoky and mineral driven with some sweet spices in the background. Really nice. These aromas carry through to the palate with a perfect mix of juicy, ripe fruit, minerality and oak. Medium to medium+ acid, medium silky tannins and medium body with a long, smooth finish. Delicious.

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2006 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

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1/24/2016 - APounds Likes this wine: 95 points

10 years old and still going strong. Everything you want in a pinot from nose to palate.

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2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/24/2016 - Acohen Likes this wine: 93 points

Dark rich lush fruit with currant, berry, well integrated tannins and long finish

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2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge Vineyard

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1/24/2016 - Acohen Likes this wine: 91 points

Cranberry, nice acidity and tart cherry with some orange peel notes and nice finish

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2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

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1/23/2016 - RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

Red berries, floral and earth on the nose. Medium bodied, beautifully smooth and with excellent concentration - very impressive for 12.8% ABV. Expressive red cherry and wildberry upfront, backed with more tart red cherry and cranberry notes behind. This bottle seemed more defined and showed more complexity through the middle than my prior bottle (Nov 2015). Finish was beautiful with a combination of minerals and acidity. I think two changes made the difference with this bottle. (1) No decant this time versus 90 minutes last time - the wine doesn't need it. (2) Served at cellar temperature (55F) rather than room temperature and I think the wine showed considerably better for it in terms of flavor definition, richness and acidity as well as overall integration. Overall, an extremely impressive and enjoyable bottle.

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2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

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1/23/2016 - blove wrote: NR

Seemed off balance. Usually better.

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