Red

2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 133

  • bobdobilina wrote: (90 points)

    March 25, 2016 - In the glass, clear dark garnet color.

    Very perfumed and high toned nose of candied raspberry, orange zest, blue flowers, and incense.

    Tangy red fruit on the palate, particularly raspberry, and citrus oil. Light and long on the end palate. Has smoothed out since its earlier youth although not showing much maturity. I'm not convinced it will develop any more complexity or secondary characteristics with age, but it offer up a lot of, pleasure today.

  • lolo66 wrote:

    February 17, 2016 - straight forward. tasty. nice berry fruit, some ripe. some tart. linear. but for $$ a good one for sure.

  • amateurwino wrote: (90 points)

    January 3, 2016 - Tremendously consistent in style from vintage to vintage. Has the RM ripe red-to-purple fruits and orange peel profile, together with tangy and sometimes angular acid that is characteristic of this producer's pinots; this vintage shows a touch of the melted vinyl raisin quality that many California pinots show, but not enough for it to be offensive to my palate. A crowd-pleaser, at a very fair price, and accessible to non-wine geek palates.

  • J @ y H @ c k Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 21, 2015 - Popped and poured and then followed for an hour. A very California pinot, but it was only 4 years old, and no one drinks four year old pinots. Very interesting, in that no one would confuse this for syrah or and other grape. Bright, intense cherry flavor and that flavor I can't describe that is characteristic of Cali pinot. You'd know it if you saw it . . . or tasted it. Some call it cola, but the more I taste it, the less I think that's what it is. There is also an underlying herbal component in the background.

  • rickspicks wrote:

    November 14, 2015 - Another so-so bottle, although I only had a half-glass and that was shortly after opening. Tasted mostly like unripe fruit with a pronounced sourness on the finish. Perhaps it would have improved with more airtime, but I never had a chance to try it later.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rivers-Marie
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast
  • UPC Code 874382000244

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 865 (45%)
  • Consumed 1,057 (54%)

Food Pairing

Crown pork roast

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  55 votes