Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2362 ratings
9.159 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
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
Paco Suro

Reviews indicate the window starts in 2020. 100% agree. Big. Well structured. But a big boy. Open for several hours but just not mellowing. Hold. Don’t open. Revisit in 2020.

Reviews indicate the window starts in 2020. 100% agree. Big. Well structured. But a big boy. Open for several hours but just not mellowing. Hold. Don’t open. Revisit in 2020.

Jun 28th, 2018
Shawn R

Crowd pleaser, PnP. Drink now.

Crowd pleaser, PnP. Drink now.

May 3rd, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

These are entering their drinking window, still huge on the fruit and tannins softening ever so slightly. The ‘14s to me are still a little more accessible at this stage.

These are entering their drinking window, still huge on the fruit and tannins softening ever so slightly. The ‘14s to me are still a little more accessible at this stage.

Apr 28th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Stunning entry level Cabernet from TRB. Highly recommend. Similar notes to our last tasting. (92+)

Stunning entry level Cabernet from TRB. Highly recommend. Similar notes to our last tasting. (92+)

Mar 17th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Not as open as some other Napa 2014s. Showing the classic RM cab profile, and drinkable now but really needs a 3 hour decant to soften up.

Not as open as some other Napa 2014s. Showing the classic RM cab profile, and drinkable now but really needs a 3 hour decant to soften up.

Feb 24th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Dark ruby red with fine sediment. Very well integrated on the nose and palate. Layered nose with notes of dark plums, sweet spices, earthiness and some light herbs. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium plus body. Plush palate with dark stewed fruits, especially plums, damp earth, dark spices, black fruits and a little gritty. Long finish. Drink till 2022.

Dark ruby red with fine sediment. Very well integrated on the nose and palate. Layered nose with notes of dark plums, sweet spices, earthiness and some light herbs. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium plus body. Plush palate with dark stewed fruits, especially plums, damp earth, dark spices, black fruits and a little gritty. Long finish. Drink till 2022.

Feb 2nd, 2018