Red

2016 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • gsiokis Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 2, 2019 - PnP; 20 yr anniversary dinner. Needs time and/or a decant. Definitely in a better place later in the evening versus when opened. Consistent with other CTers previous notes. This is great wine that will get better with time.....1st bottle of our 2016's we have opened. Expect to climb 1 to 2 points.

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  • ageverett Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 2, 2019 - Double decant. Super approachable, and disappeared quickly. As usual, dark purple fruits, slate. Delicious juice here.

  • blarmston Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 3, 2019 - Decanted three hours and it needed it. Not nearly as tight an unforgiving as the 2015 Panek, but this baby is in need of 5 years to come into its own.

    This wine is like Zion Williamson- while its talented right now, I can just imagine how good it'll be in 2024. An unstoppable freight train, balanced skill set, and the best representation of its craft.

    96 now with clear upside.

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  • jpmo Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 1, 2019 - Young, young, young. Delicious, delicious, delicious. This will only get better with more cellar time but I’m glad that I listened to prior reviews and opened a bottle now to get a base line. It will be hard to resist the temptation to drink my remaining bottles early.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • #1Winelover wrote: 96 points

    January 16, 2019 - A really nice bottle and it bested 2 others (Carte Blanche and Jack Quinn - although all were different years). This kept calling to me. The proof is in the pudding and the other 2 bottles, well, I will enjoy them tomorrow.

    Dark purple with a little red around the rim. Tons of fruit, mineral components, and unlike previous Panek, this was ready for business! Pretty smooth for a Panek wine at this youthful stage, dark fruit, lots of mineral with a nice long finish.

    Held up very well on Day 2 - strutting its stuff and showing its pedigree.

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rivers-Marie
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Panek Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (2%)
  • In Cellars 947 (93%)
  • Consumed 56 (5%)

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