Red

2016 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Lore Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2023 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • gsiokis Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 23, 2021 - Accidently picked up the wrong R-M CS for dinner...we only decanted for about 2 hours....it needs at least 4-6 even with an additional year in the bottle. Consistent with previous note:Decanted for about 60-75 mins. Even with the decant it still felt closed down/muted. It really needs a few more years or maybe a much longer decant. I suspect I will add a few more points with the appropriate age.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 9, 2021 - Four hour decant. Nearly opaque, electric magenta color. Coriander, bran muffin, black plum, and juniper on the elegant and somewhat spicy nose. Dry, plush, full bodied palate, with satiny acidity. Firm, full, lower intensity tannins on the long finish.

    This is really nice. It took a full glass to really warm up to this guy, but it’s really beautiful. There’s a citrusy, spicy vein flowing throughout the nose, palate, and finish. Could improve a touch more in the coming year.

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  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 93 points

    June 18, 2021 - Opened in the bottle for 5 plus hours. I agree with my prior note almost 3 years ago. This needs time as both tannin and acid remain firm. Not sure if I am picking up heat on the front end or if it’s just really spicy from the oak. Palate is dominated by almost liqueur like red fruit. This needs time.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 2, 2021 - Best Rivers-Marie Cabernet to date. Bravo!!!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • blarmston Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 2, 2020 - I like this wine, but it’s in a shutdown phase right now. As previous notes attest, this will benefit from a couple years.

    Decanted for 2.5 hours, and everything was a bit muted. The fruit peeled out a bit towards the end.

    If you have a bunch of this, take one for a spin, but I’m goi g to hold off on my remaining couple.

    93 for now with several ticks higher post 2022-ish

    3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
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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 Lore Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,112 (87%)
  • Consumed 152 (12%)

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