Riverain Vineyards

Riverain Vineyards

Riverbound Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Bright, a well balanced Blanc with perfect acidity and minerality. — 2 months ago

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Theorem Vineyards

Voir Dire Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

David T
9.6

Theorem Voir Dire is a relatively newer wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown or as some of us refer to as TRB. TRB makes or has made a number of wines which include; Chiarello, Outpost, Schrader, Aston Estate, Boars’ View, Maybach, Rivers-Marie, Seaver Vineyards, Hestan, Casa Piena, Saunter, Wallis, Black Sears, Harris Estate, Kinsella, Jones Family, Travail, Stone the Crows, Pulido-Walker, Post Parade, Riverain, Shibumi Knoll, Hobel, Revana, Ampère, 4 Winds, the Grade, Round Pond, Senses, Mending Wall, Sodhani, Vermeil, Gemstone, and QTR. TRB has made at least 25 💯 point wines in his career.

If you love a big, bold, brooding, luxurious, gorgeous, sexy Cabernet, as Val Kilmer said, in “Tombstone” “I’m your huckleberry”, (2013 Voir Dire).

Its color is dark and well extracted. The nose reveals, rich, ruby lush, fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes, very dark fresh & withering dark florals, violets and lavender.

The body is big, bold lush, ruby, and deeply concentrated with big dark, tarry, sticky, well rounded, meaty tannins. The ripe, lush, rich fruits are beautiful and well extracted. The structure is big as is the tension. It has long length and beautiful balance. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, caramel, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry finely crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes with very dark fresh & withering florals, violets and lavender. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long, elegant, beautiful, richly concentrated finish is superb and it persists for minutes.

It is through
@Isaac Pirolo who has recently become their VP of Sales & Marketing, I became familiar with their wines and thank him for arranging our visit.

Photos of; Theorem’s Estate vines, Winemaker-Thomas Rivers Brown, Owners-Kisha and Jason Itkin and the Victorian house they renovated on the property.
— 7 months ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@David T Excellent notes! Thank you for visiting Theorem — it’s too bad we missed each other. I hope we can get together in Napa Valley soon.

Riverain Vineyards

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice cab with pork involtini! — 3 months ago

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with Kelley and Mark
Kelley, Shay and 6 others liked this

Riverain Vineyards

Oakville White Blend

Gamble Sauvignon Blanc. Great balance of acid tension and fruit — 2 years ago

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Herman Story

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2012

In contrast to the Riverain this was open for business right out of the gate. Meat, Violets and a little heat on the nose (you could smell it from a couple feet away!). Palate matched the nose minus the heat, awesome wine — 2 years ago

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Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

#falltacular 2016 charity tasting in the OC. More old school than the Riverain, pretty tight when I tasted it and maybe a little closed at the moment. — 4 years ago

David, LM and 13 others liked this

Riverain Vineyards

Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mike R
9.4

A rock star cab from TRB - drink if you got as I just not sure how it can get better / resting it might take it to 95-96 — 4 months ago

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Riverain Vineyards

Cardiac Hill Bennett Valley Syrah 2013

Greg Ballington
9.0

Similar to coravining at the beginning of 2018. — 9 months ago

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Mike R

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@Greg Ballington @David L this is TRB and loved his cab for the money but was the Syrah worth the price of admission Greg
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@Mike R agreed. They usually participate in a big sale on WineBerserkers on Jan 27th
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Thank you for letting me know

Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Greg Ballington
9.3

Decided to try two valley floor wines from two different killer winemakers. This was the first wine of the evening. Ruby red with purplish hues. Fruit forward nose with layers of dark raspberries, dark berries and plums. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Lots of dark fruits and needs some time to open up a little more. Slightly lighter in style than the Riverain Cab but definitely more fruits. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2030. — 3 years ago

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Jody Scharf

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I don't know Greg. I mean 2030 I'll be 72.
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@Jody Scharf it's got the structure and tannins for it, but not saying necessarily that you have to haha