Red

2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • pgb67 wrote: 94 points

    October 18, 2013 - I like the WA take on this bottle which rates among the best I've had this year ... black fruits on the nose and entry palate, with notes of blackberry, black currant, black plum and elements of masala chai, juniper and earth. And the mid-palate and finish show a balanced, somewhat sweeter character with fresh and lively red fruits. Terrific cab that has me excited to try some of the R-M SVD cabs I cellared.

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  • kenhoeve commented:

    10/18/13, 8:35 PM - excellent note. when you say masala chai, do you mean a combo of soy and spices, or just the spices? not a descriptor I've seen. cheers.

  • pgb67 commented:

    10/19/13, 10:37 AM - Well ... sometimes I write these things just to be a bit silly bc honestly who can really detect so many things in a sip of grape juice, but it's fun to engage in some creative writing from time to time. In this case, I was thinking "black tea" but decided to use a slightly more offbeat descriptor - masala chai is a spice-infused black tea (to my knowledge).

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