Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2392 ratings
9.168 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

Very well done.
Soft brown sugar nose. Nice open-knit palate, with coffee notes and a hint of maple. Nice fruit reduction finishes things off.

Very well done.
Soft brown sugar nose. Nice open-knit palate, with coffee notes and a hint of maple. Nice fruit reduction finishes things off.

Dec 28th, 2020
Mike R
9.4

Last one and finally back to fire pit

Last one and finally back to fire pit

Nov 27th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Nose of blueberry jam. Palate present maple syrup, blueberry complete with hints of espresso. Regal tannins play off bright acidity. Superb length on the finish, with a textbook sense of place. Another example that needs short-term cellaring. We may have under clubbed the score.

Nose of blueberry jam. Palate present maple syrup, blueberry complete with hints of espresso. Regal tannins play off bright acidity. Superb length on the finish, with a textbook sense of place. Another example that needs short-term cellaring. We may have under clubbed the score.

Nov 16th, 2020
Robert McCall

A 2+ hour decant seems about right. Plush dark fruit, violet, cedar, tannins have softened since the last time I tried this one. Plenty of sediment left in the decanter. This is destined to party even more in a year. Awesome.

A 2+ hour decant seems about right. Plush dark fruit, violet, cedar, tannins have softened since the last time I tried this one. Plenty of sediment left in the decanter. This is destined to party even more in a year. Awesome.

Sep 26th, 2020
John Willison

Deep color. Primary dried black fruit and tannins. Tart dark fruit and smoky, earthy tones. May be last prime. Drink them if you get them.

Deep color. Primary dried black fruit and tannins. Tart dark fruit and smoky, earthy tones. May be last prime. Drink them if you get them.

Dec 31st, 2019
Al Shikoh

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

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

Dec 24th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Palate is supple, richly textured and full of suave tannins that have a youthful edge to them. Deeply fruited, very accessible at the moment, some VA kills the aromatic character for me, hiding some nuances that are just perceptible.

Palate is supple, richly textured and full of suave tannins that have a youthful edge to them. Deeply fruited, very accessible at the moment, some VA kills the aromatic character for me, hiding some nuances that are just perceptible.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Dark purplish ruby red. Rich nose coated with tobacco, purple flowers, black currants, cocoa and anise. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and layered with cinnamon, vanilla, blackberries, herbs and cassis. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

One of our favorite under $80 bottles.

Dark purplish ruby red. Rich nose coated with tobacco, purple flowers, black currants, cocoa and anise. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and layered with cinnamon, vanilla, blackberries, herbs and cassis. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

One of our favorite under $80 bottles.

Dec 1st, 2018
Brian Tuite

Yum!

Yum!

Oct 28th, 2018
Al Shikoh

Inky purple with aromas of blackberry jam, plum, chocolate, violets, and menthol. Juicy dark fruit predominant on the palate with soft tannins, 14.5% alcohol, and a long, minty finish. Drinking a bit like a California Syrah or Aussie Shiraz at this point.

Inky purple with aromas of blackberry jam, plum, chocolate, violets, and menthol. Juicy dark fruit predominant on the palate with soft tannins, 14.5% alcohol, and a long, minty finish. Drinking a bit like a California Syrah or Aussie Shiraz at this point.

Aug 10th, 2018