Red

2009 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • kabert Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 9, 2021 - Delicious pinot. Nose of tart cherry and hint of pine that spoke well to what the flavors would be. Dark purple, no bricking. Somewhat cloudy like last night’s 2009 RM Sonoma Coast pinot. This simply had more gusto - more fruit, finish, and persistence - than that ‘09 Sonoma Coast (which was gorgeous, but this bottle of Silver Eagle Vineyard was clearly on a higher tier). This is a wine you don’t want to swallow - you want to roll around each tiny sip - and tiny sips are the way to go, at least when on the second glass - to get the sublime tart cherry flavors that are wrapped in a smooth finishing background of somewhat-spicy acidity. Comparing this to the 2011 Silver Eagle drunk a few weeks ago, my notes suggest maybe I preferred the 2011; however, I think they’re both dynamite. And both will be drinking great I expect for 5-8+ years to come.

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    July 11, 2020 - Ravinia at Home (The Krengels - Bannockburn IL): Note from memory from last night. Ripe cherry, fully+ mature. Better a few years back.

  • jfkwines wrote:

    September 10, 2018 - Opened too early. Too much earthiness

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    July 26, 2018 - July 2018 Rivers-Marie Visit (At Mending Wall winery): Poured blind, in a flight of three which all turned out to be 2009 vintage. Lots of dark fruit, with a little tar and some spice, along with menthol (which Brig called out during our tasting discussion) with my thought being bay leaf. Strawberry jam, dark apple, good balance and juicy. This was the best of the flight for me and also on the short list for one of my WOTD.

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  • tomlee wrote: 94 points

    May 8, 2018 - Light red in color. 14.2% ABV. Sensational nose of red fruits, cloves, orange peel and pine needle. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Well balanced. Supreme texture and mouthfeel. Cherries, blood orange, baking spices and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. What was once a fruit forward Pinot Noir is now complex and elegant. Stunning Pinot Noir that has stood the test of time. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

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Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 185 (33%)
  • Consumed 363 (65%)

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