Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1266 ratings
9.132 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.5% alc.

14.5% alc.

Jul 30th, 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
Andy Demaree

Andy had this 3 years ago

Andy had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2014