Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.345 ratings
9.27 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
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
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
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

The first ‘15 i’ve opened and this is already drinking pretty nicely. Still packing some tannins but with a little air and a big fat steak it’s everything you could want.

The first ‘15 i’ve opened and this is already drinking pretty nicely. Still packing some tannins but with a little air and a big fat steak it’s everything you could want.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Monthly guys group wine meet-up. No theme tonight aside from “it better be good”.

Wanted to open this to prepare for next week’s release. Wow! Cherry pie and slate/mineral driven nose. Almost “crunchy”. Sweet blackberries and cotton candy. Great structure on the palate. Red, blue and black fruit spectrum. So incredibly easy to drink.

Monthly guys group wine meet-up. No theme tonight aside from “it better be good”.

Wanted to open this to prepare for next week’s release. Wow! Cherry pie and slate/mineral driven nose. Almost “crunchy”. Sweet blackberries and cotton candy. Great structure on the palate. Red, blue and black fruit spectrum. So incredibly easy to drink.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2018
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
Nik Kannan

Very supple. The oak fragrance is right on your nose upon opening, however the taste is well balanced and fairly light. Finishes with a complexity that isn’t overwhelming, but quenching. Fantastic. Waited on this 2015 until 2020 as prescribed, worth the wait 🙂

Very supple. The oak fragrance is right on your nose upon opening, however the taste is well balanced and fairly light. Finishes with a complexity that isn’t overwhelming, but quenching. Fantastic. Waited on this 2015 until 2020 as prescribed, worth the wait 🙂

Apr 7th, 2020
TheSkip

This might be entering a dumb phase. It was still good but not quite where it was last year.

This might be entering a dumb phase. It was still good but not quite where it was last year.

Dec 21st, 2019
Eric LaMasters

So good tonight! Vibrant black cherry with hints of tobacco and sage. Seriously delicious

So good tonight! Vibrant black cherry with hints of tobacco and sage. Seriously delicious

Nov 16th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

As always, smooth, structured cab, but nothing overly expressive here. Quite a bit of sediment, which isn’t typical of my experience here. Great QPR at $65.

As always, smooth, structured cab, but nothing overly expressive here. Quite a bit of sediment, which isn’t typical of my experience here. Great QPR at $65.

Oct 24th, 2019