Five Rivers


Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

With the annual release of these coming this week I needed to try one of these for research purposes. A couple years in bottle now has definitely helped it settle in and a splash decant is recommended. This marries the classic Rivers Marie style with a darker fruit profile from the Rhys estate vineyard fruit. Definitely on the list to buy from the upcoming release. — 9 days ago

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Double Century

Riverina Shiraz 2018

Eucalyptus, smoke, plum, pepper, dark fruit. — 13 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Nice cab. Paired well on New Years with my Fillet — a month ago

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Minus Five Riesling 2013

Had the 2103 vintage, on the sweet side, but not sickeningly sweet. — 23 days ago


Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Abundant natural acidity adds a mouthwatering freshness that keeps the wine light without cutting into its concentration. Truly delicious!!! — 8 hours ago

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Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A

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Was only able to have this at pop and pour (and I heard it opened up more later in the evening, as expected), and while it has TRB’s signature ability to pull the entire fruit spectrum (red, blue and black) for these wines, it is tightly coiled, more so than the others in this lineup. Coming from some of Larkmead’s choice fruit, after the sweet and pure fruit notes on the nose, it is decidedly savory with graphite and crushed rock on the palate followed by potpourri and violets. Like many ‘15s, it is uber concentrated and hasn’t developed complexity yet. There is no doubt that this will unfurl and express beautifully in the next 2-3yrs. Thanks for opening
@Weston Eidson .
— 16 days ago

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Have 3 of these I’m waiting on. Good to see you like it.
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@David T : This is beautiful, but it’s still tightly coiled (and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t mind some youth to their wine!). I’d open the Panek vineyard cab before this one. Great things to come.
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I think it is the Penek that I bought.


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

dark ruby violet; cassis, licorice, mocha, vanilla, cedar; intense, concentrated flavors with plum, black cherry, bit of spice; full bodies, good acidity, supple tannins, 14.5% ABV; sourced from Panek, Pellet, Larkmead, and Kennedy vineyards, project of Thomas Rivers Brown and Genevieve Marie Welsh, great appellation level wine at $65 — a month ago

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Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Such a treat. Closed initially and opens after a few minutes. Big, graceful, complex, nuanced, this has all of the goods. Ripe red fruits, some tart cherry, blood orange, and pine. Med+ mouthfeel, med acid, med- tannins and a finish that goes and goes. — 10 days ago

Ira, Shay and 5 others liked this


Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

My now-annual mid-January sampling of Rivers-Marie Pinot noir in anticipation of the forthcoming release.

Incredible how far this has come in a year. Singing!
— 8 days ago

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An absolute steal at $30.
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Antonio gave a lot of love to the ‘18...

Nugan Estate

Scruffy's Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Really good drinking by itself. — 19 days ago