Sorry for the generic pic...forgot to take a pic before recycle pick up 😂
Long time fan of all Rivers Marie wines, this was actually my first experience with their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. While I think the Sonoma Coast Pinot is arguably the greatest QPR coming out of Cali, this is another great wine for the price.
I was curious to see how this showed when compared to RM’s single vineyard chards. To their credit, it seemed to be a nice marriage. Aromatically it showed honeyed citrus, some baking spices like nutmeg and powdered lemon bar. On the palate, it was textured and full without being flabby, showing a kiss of lemon meringue, honeysuckle, and a surprising amount of spicy oak toward the finish. Obviously young, this should drink nicely for at least 5+ yrs. It paired nicely with a cream sauce over chicken pasta. — 24 days ago
Stunning. Brought this up yesterday as a back-up wine, which was doing this btl a disservice. Popped and poured. On the nose: soft funk, loads of red raspberry, musk, hides the ABV so well. On the palate, good acidity, loads of raspberry fruit, confit pomegranate seed, very hi-toned, with a touch of pomegranate and cranberry syrup. Very finely grained tannin on the long, and slightly black-peppery finish. — 2 days ago
I was hoping to catch this in its youthful and exuberant phase but I was too late...this has closed down. I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised as this vineyard is usually really accessible at all phases in its evolution.
This was decanted about 1.5hrs before pouring the first glass. The aromatics were mostly there...juniper, candied black cherries, candied raspberries, potpourri, kircsh and pomegranate. However, the palate was a bit disjointed...it started off hollow but gained depth throughout the evening. The most unique part was the acidity...hardly any? I re-corked and revisited the next day and the acidity was much more vibrant. Dark red and black fruits on the palate with cedar, holiday fruit cake and spices and a tangy finish. Day one score was NR, but I think this just needs a lot more time. Further improvement is a given at this stage. — a month ago
Explosive but fine bubbles. Oozing with racy acidity and flavors ranging from green apple to sweet minerality. — 23 days ago
Textbook Anthill...cloudy, low ABV, choclate-covered-cherry, fruit right up front. Wonderful, focused acid/fruit balance with a chewy, 30-second finish. Starting to display a bit of browning, simple, straight-forward lightness in the mouth. These guys know what they’re doing... and I truly appreciate their pricing restraint. — 23 days ago
Lovely full bodied white. Beautiful oiley texture, notes of beeswax, marhsmallow, apple, nuts, and maybe a touch buttery and a bit of white flowers. — 20 hours ago
Excellent CDP....maybe a couple years too young, pretty sparkly still, but earth free, restrained fruit and super long finish....note: peloton imports — 18 days ago