This Flacc is OTT. Bordeaux gestalt with a nose of Tuscany. Whiffs of thyme and sage, so many secondary aromatics over cedar and old, dry earth. Smooth as silk, brick-edged and tasting of red clay and old cherrywood. Needed only 20 mins in decanter to open wide. Drink up. — 2 years ago
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 — 2 years ago
Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
Really enjoyed my visiting with Will at Mending Wall where he poured Rivers-Marie as well as his personal label William & Mary.
A baby, but lots of great things ahead. The fruit is very pure and concentrated without being overly rich. Hardly any trace of oak. Bright lemon zest, crushed limestone, honeysuckle with fresh and zippy acidity. Lots to like here. Thanks for a wonderful hosting @William J. Segui . — 2 years ago
Great to finally get this in a glass. PB CH grapes came into the winery pristine, fully intact and healthy. I remember tasting the macros and thinking how they would turn out, given how crisp and fresh they were on the palate with zingy acid and full flavor. Direct translation from vineyard and vintage to bottle, always a hallmark of these wines. Energetic, fresh, bursting with bright flavors of citrus, crisp orchard fruits, chartreuse, and lemon blossom, all backed by a jolt of salty minerality. Focused, nothing excessive, nothing too austere either, very harmonious and even-keeled on all fronts. — 3 years ago