Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1277 ratings
9.133 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.5% alc.

14.5% alc.

Jul 30th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Perfect way to start off the Thanksgiving Weekend. First of four blind wines this evening. Deep purplish red. Powerful nose with layers of cedar, blueberries, black currants and spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Complex palate with sweet spices, dark berries, dark cocoa and a touch earthiness. Long and lingering finish with a touch of dryness. Drink from 2018 to 2028. (92+)

Perfect way to start off the Thanksgiving Weekend. First of four blind wines this evening. Deep purplish red. Powerful nose with layers of cedar, blueberries, black currants and spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Complex palate with sweet spices, dark berries, dark cocoa and a touch earthiness. Long and lingering finish with a touch of dryness. Drink from 2018 to 2028. (92+)

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2017
TheSkip

Wow. Simply outstanding.

There are a variety of things that make me believe in the comment above. Foremost are the tannins. Which, to some, may seem like an odd place to start. But, for me, I have been on a run of poorly integrated, overbearing tannins that make me think the wine will be drinkable when I'm nearing an age closer to death. This cuvée has a lovely fine grained tannin that allows the wine to sing. It is beautifully complementary and a testament that excellent wine can be made and enjoyed early in its life.

The oak treatment is a close second. Aged in 50% new oak, this balances and rounds everything out wonderfully.

Third,
#QPR. amazing value at $65.

A winner!

Wow. Simply outstanding.

There are a variety of things that make me believe in the comment above. Foremost are the tannins. Which, to some, may seem like an odd place to start. But, for me, I have been on a run of poorly integrated, overbearing tannins that make me think the wine will be drinkable when I'm nearing an age closer to death. This cuvée has a lovely fine grained tannin that allows the wine to sing. It is beautifully complementary and a testament that excellent wine can be made and enjoyed early in its life.

The oak treatment is a close second. Aged in 50% new oak, this balances and rounds everything out wonderfully.

Third,
#QPR. amazing value at $65.

A winner!

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2017
Grant Everett

Yum. Rating may be conservative - this was lovely

Yum. Rating may be conservative - this was lovely

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Grant Everett

Very solid 2011. Has come around

Very solid 2011. Has come around

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2016
Josh White

Great wine from a top notch wine maker from a top rated vintage...

Great wine from a top notch wine maker from a top rated vintage...

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2015
Andy Demaree

A nice mid-weight cab. Shows an herbal note on the nose but it's less noticeable on the palate. I wouldn't hold it too long, though, as there's not a ton of structure.

A nice mid-weight cab. Shows an herbal note on the nose but it's less noticeable on the palate. I wouldn't hold it too long, though, as there's not a ton of structure.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Robert McCall

The nose is really singing; black/blue fruit, violet, a spice kick. TRB nails it as usual in a rough vintage.

The nose is really singing; black/blue fruit, violet, a spice kick. TRB nails it as usual in a rough vintage.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2015
Mark Malpiede

Marketing Williams Selyem

9.0

Still a baby.

Still a baby.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Craig Benner

Craig had this 3 years ago

Craig had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014