Rivers-Marie

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.38 ratings
-no pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric LaMasters

This is really good. I think a couple more years of age would make it even better. The Silver Eagle is consistently my favorite of the R-M Pinot lineup. Lovely Pinot fruit with beautiful accents of sandalwood and orange zest.

This is really good. I think a couple more years of age would make it even better. The Silver Eagle is consistently my favorite of the R-M Pinot lineup. Lovely Pinot fruit with beautiful accents of sandalwood and orange zest.

Aug 28th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Thanksgiving wine number 7. The last of the celebration before we switched to beer! I will tell you that most of the reason why we opened this one was because it was on the counter and we were talking about Napa Valley experiences. Next thing you know, the cork on this one is out! Pours a slightly violet color to the glass. Sweet briar patch brambleberry and mint nose. The entry of this wine is medium to full-bodied. Very acidic at first, displaying almost a blood orange zest. The acidity flattens out in the middle, displaying a very robust sweet fruit characteristic. Steel finishes with a lot of acidity and a lot of tannic grip. In all honesty, this one needed to stay in the chiller to rest for a few more years. Why wait? Drinking rather well, although if I had to do it all over again, I would probably decant for about 2 hours before serving, or better yet just wait 3 to 5 years.

Thanksgiving wine number 7. The last of the celebration before we switched to beer! I will tell you that most of the reason why we opened this one was because it was on the counter and we were talking about Napa Valley experiences. Next thing you know, the cork on this one is out! Pours a slightly violet color to the glass. Sweet briar patch brambleberry and mint nose. The entry of this wine is medium to full-bodied. Very acidic at first, displaying almost a blood orange zest. The acidity flattens out in the middle, displaying a very robust sweet fruit characteristic. Steel finishes with a lot of acidity and a lot of tannic grip. In all honesty, this one needed to stay in the chiller to rest for a few more years. Why wait? Drinking rather well, although if I had to do it all over again, I would probably decant for about 2 hours before serving, or better yet just wait 3 to 5 years.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Mark Flesher

Judy said that this one was low acid. And, usually I would agree. I don't know why I was getting orange peel and quite a bit of acidity on this one, which is uncharacteristic for what I know from this wine. There was no cork taint. The black cherry and youthful chalky raspberry was unmistakably there. Dried herb finish. Man, this one is going to be so ridiculously complex in 3-4 years, but drank WELL tonight at dinner.

Judy said that this one was low acid. And, usually I would agree. I don't know why I was getting orange peel and quite a bit of acidity on this one, which is uncharacteristic for what I know from this wine. There was no cork taint. The black cherry and youthful chalky raspberry was unmistakably there. Dried herb finish. Man, this one is going to be so ridiculously complex in 3-4 years, but drank WELL tonight at dinner.

Aug 29th, 2018
Mark Flesher

I have quite a number of these, and thank goodness! I feel a little weird opening up one of these bottles as a 2016, but I keep telling myself to FOCUS....this bottle is victim to EXPERIMENT! Compared to previous Silver Eagles, this one IMO seems to have more of a dried floral and acai berry type of nose than the other years that really went more to a dirty raspberry. However, the entry of this wine seems to be a touch less rounded and a little less 'sweet.' The middle of this wine has incredible balance that really shines with food and becomes more delicate without. The finish of this wine has some acidity, getting more black cherry and black tea on the finish. Overall I don't get as much acidity as I had with the 16 SC PN. Definitely keeping the others in the cellar a little while longer.

I have quite a number of these, and thank goodness! I feel a little weird opening up one of these bottles as a 2016, but I keep telling myself to FOCUS....this bottle is victim to EXPERIMENT! Compared to previous Silver Eagles, this one IMO seems to have more of a dried floral and acai berry type of nose than the other years that really went more to a dirty raspberry. However, the entry of this wine seems to be a touch less rounded and a little less 'sweet.' The middle of this wine has incredible balance that really shines with food and becomes more delicate without. The finish of this wine has some acidity, getting more black cherry and black tea on the finish. Overall I don't get as much acidity as I had with the 16 SC PN. Definitely keeping the others in the cellar a little while longer.

Mar 30th, 2018
Kent Skidmore

Kent had this 10 months ago

Kent had this 10 months ago

Dec 24th, 2018
Grant Everett

Grant had this a year ago

Grant had this a year ago

Sep 24th, 2018
Mike D
9.3

Mike had this a year ago

Mike had this a year ago

Jul 15th, 2018
Grant Everett

Grant had this a year ago

Grant had this a year ago

Jun 7th, 2018