Rivers-Marie

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.310 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

opaque purple, prominent glass staining tears; aromatic, blackberry jam, fig, lavender, kiss of vanilla; dense, intense, sweet black fruit, slightly minty finish; full bodied, medium+ acidity, nice tannin/texture, 14.5% ABV; sourced from a single choice block of Larkmead Vineyard in Calistoga, 100% Olmo clone; drinking beautifully now

opaque purple, prominent glass staining tears; aromatic, blackberry jam, fig, lavender, kiss of vanilla; dense, intense, sweet black fruit, slightly minty finish; full bodied, medium+ acidity, nice tannin/texture, 14.5% ABV; sourced from a single choice block of Larkmead Vineyard in Calistoga, 100% Olmo clone; drinking beautifully now

Jul 24th, 2019
Shawn R

Let's get this back on track...warm chocolate ganache and fig on the nose. It's youth gives it a wild side with vibrant acidity-focused mouthful of French Roast Espresso, rock crushed blueberry and toasted oak. Back of the palate I get this vanilla and lavender notes. I like em' young and this one fits the bill!

Let's get this back on track...warm chocolate ganache and fig on the nose. It's youth gives it a wild side with vibrant acidity-focused mouthful of French Roast Espresso, rock crushed blueberry and toasted oak. Back of the palate I get this vanilla and lavender notes. I like em' young and this one fits the bill!

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2017
Mark Flesher

Pours purple and inky. Lots of young sweet black fruit with a hint of blue. Getting a hint of sweet tobacco on the finish. Really obtuse in the middle but doesn't go overboard. Pulls back right when it needs to! The balance and structure of this wine is quite good. A really dense, inky monster now but I think is quite capable of 96 in a few years.

Pours purple and inky. Lots of young sweet black fruit with a hint of blue. Getting a hint of sweet tobacco on the finish. Really obtuse in the middle but doesn't go overboard. Pulls back right when it needs to! The balance and structure of this wine is quite good. A really dense, inky monster now but I think is quite capable of 96 in a few years.

Jul 6th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Full fruit, velvety tannins; this drinks well today for the fruity, young wine lover. Personally I’m growing out of the style.

Full fruit, velvety tannins; this drinks well today for the fruity, young wine lover. Personally I’m growing out of the style.

Jun 9th, 2019
Grant Everett

Good off the bat. Great after 2.5 hours in decanter

Good off the bat. Great after 2.5 hours in decanter

Feb 4th, 2017
Michelle Perry

Michelle had this 2 years ago

Michelle had this 2 years ago

Oct 10th, 2017
James T Elliott

James had this 2 years ago

James had this 2 years ago

Nov 24th, 2017
Will Harahan

Will had this 2 years ago

Will had this 2 years ago

Jul 24th, 2017
Will Harahan

Will had this 2 years ago

Will had this 2 years ago

Jun 5th, 2017