2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2019
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    September 13, 2014 - No delay here, as I chilled this down a bit and then pulled the cork and started typing this note. As I look at the note from EGH below, he's called this wine spot on. There's a sappiness to the wine, yet an underpinning of cranberry and blueberry, pine needle and a similar meaty note that I flagged on the last note I wrote for the previous bottle I had. Juicy and and a bit astringent, at least with this shortage of air but the fruit does jam up a bit more when it gets a little warmer, more air. Very good, still young and I expect this can continue to age well and develop further.

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 3, 2014 - Better than previous bottling, this is very good for the value.

  • egh Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 25, 2014 - 14.1% alcohol. Terrific nose of cranberry, red cherry, cloves/baking spices, pine needle, and orange zest that exudes a sense of coolness and freshness. In the mouth, decidedly moderately proportioned with a juicy, red fruited personality that veers a bit riper and sappier than the nose would suggest, and a backbone of acidity that frames the palate and drives the finish. As with previous vintages, this bottle outperforms its price point ($25 off the mailing list).

  • Anonymous wrote: (88 points)

    June 13, 2014 - This bottles seemed a bit less lush than I remember. Still, the fruit was up-front, sweet and ripe, but a bit of alcohol was sensed as well. Some citrus skin and herbs, but the heat contined to be a bit too obvious. Perhaps this should have been served a bit cooler.

  • tcufletch wrote: (93 points)

    June 7, 2014 - Once again, this is a superstar in the 2011 off-vintage of Sonoma and what I feel has to be one of the best, if not the best value wines for 2011. Same characteristics as what I noted in February 2014; this bottle is in danger of being finished off completely by me tonight (just poured my second glass). 93+; drink now...and I can't hardly wait for these single vineyard Pinots from TRB.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 46 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1173 (63%)
  • Consumed 652 (35%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  41 votes