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2009 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 179

  • theharve wrote: 93 points

    January 7, 2022 - NOT over the hill. Life left but aint got no more. Bought at release and stored at 55.

  • kabert Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 7, 2021 - Cloudy. Dark reddish/purple. Dark cherry flavors and a touch of smoke, with a delicate beam of acidity carrying the fruit along the finish. At this point (12 years in), I expect the fruit has lost some of its fat from what it was (I bought this bottle at auction recently). However, this had a similar delicious tart-cherry profile as other older RM pinots I’ve had recently, and it went fantastically with ahi tuna tacos and some salty chips and salsa. Some may say it’s faded; I’d say it’s comfortably mature. In my book anyway, this will drink well for at least another 5 years. Edit - on day two, at a late lunch the next day, this was even better- the fruit sweeter and the finish coming through as uniquely spicy. More like a 92+.

  • thalver wrote:

    March 11, 2020 - This bottle was a pleasant surprise. It was very cloudy and sort of leaned heavily toward burnt umber in color. Sweetness has subsided. Wow, what a nose. I imagine that chemically something is going on with this, but whatever it is, give me more. Complex, damp decaying leaves, forest floor and still some fruit and enough acidity for structure. No brett. This showed much, much better than a 2008 Summa Old vines a year ago, which had simply faded into something meh. Sometimes, aging wine produces unexpected results good and bad. In the case of this bottle, very good.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 88 points

    February 18, 2020 - Ripe black and red cherry with sweet baking spice. Good richness, but simpler than what I recall from a few years back. While not fading, I think the "sweet spot" for this wine is less than 11 years after the vintage.

  • Paul Lin wrote: 84 points

    October 6, 2019 - To be honest, this wine was a little basic. Tart cherries and red plums over a base of tartaric acid, like crushed SweeTarts candies. I expected more from this producer, which I am generally a big fan of.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rivers-Marie
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (1%)
  • In Cellars 381 (23%)
  • Consumed 1,238 (76%)

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