Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.321 ratings
9.03 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
Kirk F
9.3

Fun to drink side by side with the Caterwaul - both ‘16s. Preferred this ever so slightly. Absolutely delicious.

Fun to drink side by side with the Caterwaul - both ‘16s. Preferred this ever so slightly. Absolutely delicious.

Dec 19th, 2019
Jason and Jennie

93. Could be 94.

93. Could be 94.

Dec 7th, 2019
Wade Chambers

Beautifully balanced with big dark fruit. Great finish!

Beautifully balanced with big dark fruit. Great finish!

Nov 30th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

This is extremely good. Lovely fruit and a plush velvet texture. Sadly my last bottle of the 16.

This is extremely good. Lovely fruit and a plush velvet texture. Sadly my last bottle of the 16.

Aug 27th, 2019
TheSkip

This 2016 is coming into its own. Much more open then when I had it last time.

This 2016 is coming into its own. Much more open then when I had it last time.

Jun 16th, 2019
Jason and Jennie

You know, when I coravin’d this last night, I thought the tannins were pretty strong and dominant. Today, I opened this up and coravin’d 2016 napa cabs from hunnicutt and quivet for a blind flight. Surprisingly, I thought this was very accessible and tasting the best currently. The quivet was the softest and also drinking nice. It tasted like a mike smith wine but less fruit forward than the majority of his wines. The hunnicutt was pretty powerful and I think needs some time or decanting. It will be really good.

You know, when I coravin’d this last night, I thought the tannins were pretty strong and dominant. Today, I opened this up and coravin’d 2016 napa cabs from hunnicutt and quivet for a blind flight. Surprisingly, I thought this was very accessible and tasting the best currently. The quivet was the softest and also drinking nice. It tasted like a mike smith wine but less fruit forward than the majority of his wines. The hunnicutt was pretty powerful and I think needs some time or decanting. It will be really good.

Mar 31st, 2019
Trent Fletcher

My go-to Cab

My go-to Cab

Mar 15th, 2019
Josh Weinstein

Hello oak

Hello oak

Mar 14th, 2019