Rivers-Marie Dinner (Sage Restaurant - Newport Beach, CA): 44 cases produced. 100% new French oak. 13.8% alcohol. This Old Vine Summa showed a darker fruit profile than the 2002: aromas of plum, boysenberry, and dark cherry fruit with shadings of caramel and sweet vanillin oak. Nice texture and structure. Richer and more opulent than the 2002. Finishes with a juicy burst of red fruit. Delicious and just a hair behind the 2002 OV. 92-93 points.
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(Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa) slightly cloudy, medium strawberry red color with pale meniscus; gorgeous tart strawberry nose, deep, with minerality; good tart strawberry, with good acidity, minerality and rosehips; medium finish