Mixed California Tasting (Jason's House): Pop and pour, I thought this was good right out of the bottle. A small pour at a tasting. This is just a rockin' Rivers Marie pinot, and consistent with their style. Spicy fruit, orange peel, cranberry, wet stones. My last bottle, and showed better than 8 months ago.
Mixed California Tasing: Tasting pour. Bright fruit (especially following the Rhys), well structured, lush, earthy w/great acidity and spice. Some notes of vanilla and smoke on nose - roasted marshmallow?
Me - 92, Wife - 92/93 (but less balanced than others in lineup after returning, 91 pts)
Airy, breezy, light. A nice, cool, refreshing 50-degree breeze. You can see medium body from here, but you cannot touch it. This is a nice, contemplative Pinot, with cherries and other bright red fruit. Very well balanced. Good acidity, bright and nice. Nice.
Pop and pour, this was so lovely right out of the bottle. Lots of orange, cherry, baking spice, very typical for a Rivers Marie. And you know, I'm not sure if it was much better than the Sonoma Coast with a few years on it.
Day 2 - this actually got worse, was alcoholic and slightly woody.
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