2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Corona Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT92.7 35 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (94 points)

    June 8, 2017 - Drank over two nights. Better on night 2. Still young with upside potential. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, spice, slight menthol and a bit of char. On the palate, this is deep. Great texture. Showing some layering as it unwinds in the glass. One of those wines that demands attention with every sip. Long finish. Great now, hold if you can though,
    for just a few more years.

  • wythes wrote: (89 points)

    October 17, 2016 - Straight out of the bottle, the nose on this wine was very promising. Deep and rich. A really good Napa cab nose. But the attack was - how do I put this - tart. Extremely tart. It had almost a bitterness to it, similar to an under ripe piece of fruit. Sorta like an under ripe orange, but without the citrus flavors of an orange. I'm hoping some time & air mellows this out a bit. To be continued...

  • Carl Thoma wrote: (90 points)

    April 11, 2016 - I was disappointed given the reviews from others. I found the fruit lacking in richness and the tannins were not refined. I would not recommend for this price when better wines at this same value. Try HALL.

  • yeti575rider wrote: (94 points)

    March 20, 2016 - Apres ski dinner at Steamboat. After not having much luck with the few RM Napa cab bottlings I was crossing my fingers on the single vineyards. This one finally came through big time Really good stuff and up there with my favorite all time cabs. Tons of dark currant fruit and a very long finish that builds from first taste. Not a lot of earthiness type complexity if that's what your looking for as this one is all about the layers of fruit and the texture.

  • csimm1161 wrote: (93 points)

    February 23, 2016 - PnP with initial notes of red currant, red and black cherry, tart raspberry, anise, clove, and some granite dust. Tight, with a bit of a chalky finish that muted the fruit on the back end. 91 points with the first few sips on the PnP.

    Into the decanter it went for an hour+ in hopes it would stretch its legs more and ratchet up the depth of flavor. Sure enough, it did just that. Deep red/purple plum, ripe red and black currant, chocolate, cedar, and faint baking spice.

    From hour-one to hour-four, this was delivering at its apex. After nearly four hours in the decanter, this slowly started to fade and become a bit muddled. The plum note became more prominent on the back end. Still good, but it exhibited progressively less delineated layers of identifiable complexity over an extended time.

    93 points when it was firing on all cylinders. Drink now with a short decant, or hold for a year or two before consumption. Not a wine you want to cellar for the next decade.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rivers-Marie
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Corona Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 581 (70%)
  • Consumed 239 (29%)

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