Red

2015 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Winokdub wrote: 92 points

    September 9, 2021 - Pours dark. Very dense with a moderate nose. Good complexity. Balanced with a decent finish. Fruit remained subdued. Not sure if time will help with this or not. Very good wine overall and so close to being spectacular.

  • msuwine wrote: 93 points

    September 7, 2021 - This ripe and open-knit Pinot is drinking well right now, with a plumpness and intensity that are undoubtedly of the New World. Garnet in color; full in body; aromas of sour cherry, dried pomegranate, and menthol candy. Flavors of raspberry, mulberry, and dried cherry, with a layered and pungent finish. 14.2% alcohol. This was better than a 2015 Pisoni tasted on the same night, though this could say more about the appellation (and the taster) than anything else. For $50, count me in. Drink in 2022 or later.

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  • pgb67 wrote: 89 points

    August 19, 2021 - Summer of 2021 Cornucopia of Wines (Dogwood Grove, Garezers, HHI): Not every R-M hits, although most do. A little weightier and more full-bodied than I like my R-M pinots. This showed flavors and aromas of boysenberry, currants and mocha.

  • rosenst1 wrote: 90 points

    April 17, 2021 - PnP. Medium dark red. Mixture of dark and red fruits on the nose with some citrus highlights. A bit rough on the palate, this is a big wine, but at age 6, with some air, it is beginning to soften. Needs more time or a decant at this point.
    Realized later that I had pulled the 2018 rather than 2015! This needs a lot of time (5-10) as it is ripe and tannic at this point.

  • bravo.solares Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 29, 2020 - Opened and drank immediately over 75 mins. Drinking very well. I often find Rivers Marie wines too big and fruit forward, but I have to say this was drinking well - definitely big and bold, but not over the top and with enough acidity to keep this from being too much. Alcohol was a tad intrusive on the nose though. As often with RM’s PN’s, there was a very distinctive orange peel/orange zest note - coupled with the more typical cherries and Asian spices. Fairly successful wine, even if not quite the type of PN I tend to favor.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rivers-Marie
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Occidental Ridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 329 (59%)
  • Consumed 226 (41%)

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