2015 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • ex-sommelier Likes this wine:

    July 14, 2018 - Hadn't actually opened one of these, so I decided to crack one young and see if I'll keep buying. Great fresh acidity, nice textured and enveloping tannin. Complex array of fruits from strawberries to blackberries with some green walnut and smoke rounding it out. The nose shut down a bit after opening and regained only a little ground with decant. so I'm guessing this will be a 6-8 year wine for my taste.

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  • Jazz Nut commented:

    7/16/18, 6:54 PM - So will you keep buying? I am strongly considering buying the 2016 Cabernet vintage from Rivers-Marie, however I have found the 2016 Pinots and Chards needing time to come together, and can't quite judge how they will come together in bottle (I am sure just fine, given the vintage and winemaker). Just curious to hear your thoughts.

  • ex-sommelier commented:

    7/16/18, 7:17 PM - I will, the Napa Valley one at least (the single-vineyard bottles are out of our budget). Although my family and I aren't big Cab drinkers, and we tend to like more red-fruit in our wines (hard to find in Napa recently), nevertheless I thought it was a very well composed bottle and even though it was pretty young, its trajectory was clear.

  • Jazz Nut commented:

    7/16/18, 7:54 PM - Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it! I'll probably pick up a bottle or two of the Napa Valley (and possibly one of the single vineyards) but won't go crazy either, there are too many quality producers these days, as well as finite wine funds! Though not in Napa, I've been impressed with Mt. Eden, and Domaine Eden (especially for the price), and its more red fruited/currant/cassis profile.

  • wineotim commented:

    7/20/18, 9:45 AM - Wish I could find some of this in my area. The Cabs or the Chards.

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