2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon
Last edited on 7/24/2012 by PSUSteve
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From release letter:
2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 195 cases produced, 14.2% alcohol, 50% new French oak
This reminds me a lot of the 2008 Napa. A little less opaque than the 2009, it features a nice balance of fruit and savory elements. The nose is heavy blue fruits balanced by a little sweet tobacco and creosote. The acidity cuts through any oak impact that might have been there and helps to pull through some higher-toned red and black fruits on the palate. The wine is incredibly well focused while still packing in most every intrinsic Cabernet quality available. Last year we said this was more mid-pack in terms of structure order across the offerings but in 2010, this drinks more like the starting point.