Rivers-Marie

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

9.411 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Some recent Friday bottles...

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 .

Some recent Friday bottles...

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 .

Jan 12th, 2020
Al Shikoh

inky purple; blackberry jam, cassis, violets, mint, vanilla; very dense dark fruit, good persistence; full bodied, medium+ acid, tannins are slightly grainy, 14.6% ABV; sourced from one of the choicest areas in Larkmead Vineyard, aged 20 months in 80% new French oak; $95

inky purple; blackberry jam, cassis, violets, mint, vanilla; very dense dark fruit, good persistence; full bodied, medium+ acid, tannins are slightly grainy, 14.6% ABV; sourced from one of the choicest areas in Larkmead Vineyard, aged 20 months in 80% new French oak; $95

Sep 10th, 2019
Brian Tuite

Wow!

Wow!

Dec 26th, 2018
Grant Everett

Could use a little time

Could use a little time

Jun 16th, 2018
Chris Loretta

So pure

So pure

Apr 7th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Same price as Panek, but not nearly as enjoyable at this point
Least accessible of the 3 different Vineyards I’ve had

Same price as Panek, but not nearly as enjoyable at this point
Least accessible of the 3 different Vineyards I’ve had

Jan 12th, 2018
Shubhanan Dakshindas

Shubhanan had this a year ago

Shubhanan had this a year ago

May 20th, 2019
Will Harahan

Will had this a year ago

Will had this a year ago

Nov 28th, 2018
Will Harahan

Will had this 2 years ago

Will had this 2 years ago

Oct 3rd, 2018
Shubhanan Dakshindas

Shubhanan had this 2 years ago

Shubhanan had this 2 years ago

Aug 2nd, 2018