Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.238 ratings
9.26 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
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
Graham Dresden

Drinking well now. No need to wait.

Drinking well now. No need to wait.

Oct 13th, 2019
TheSkip

As always, so delightful. Wonderful mouthfeel.

As always, so delightful. Wonderful mouthfeel.

Apr 14th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Enjoyable after a 2 hour decant, but still a bit tight. The ‘16 I had a few weeks ago was more ready to go. Plums and darker fruits here. Solid, but won’t revisit for a few years. Still a great value cab, IMO.

Enjoyable after a 2 hour decant, but still a bit tight. The ‘16 I had a few weeks ago was more ready to go. Plums and darker fruits here. Solid, but won’t revisit for a few years. Still a great value cab, IMO.

Apr 10th, 2019
TheSkip

I’ve had this a couple of times, but today, this was absolutely singing. 30 minutes of air in and it was transcendent. Everything was so beautifully balanced.

I’ve had this a couple of times, but today, this was absolutely singing. 30 minutes of air in and it was transcendent. Everything was so beautifully balanced.

Oct 14th, 2018
Grant Everett

Lots of plum in the fruit profile

Lots of plum in the fruit profile

Sep 29th, 2018