Rivers-Marie

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.212 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Willison

Raspberry, cherry, citrus, pomegranate, damp earth.

Raspberry, cherry, citrus, pomegranate, damp earth.

Oct 24th, 2020
Shay A
9.2

I was hoping to catch this in its youthful and exuberant phase but I was too late...this has closed down. I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised as this vineyard is usually really accessible at all phases in its evolution.

This was decanted about 1.5hrs before pouring the first glass. The aromatics were mostly there...juniper, candied black cherries, candied raspberries, potpourri, kircsh and pomegranate. However, the palate was a bit disjointed...it started off hollow but gained depth throughout the evening. The most unique part was the acidity...hardly any? I re-corked and revisited the next day and the acidity was much more vibrant. Dark red and black fruits on the palate with cedar, holiday fruit cake and spices and a tangy finish. Day one score was NR, but I think this just needs a lot more time. Further improvement is a given at this stage.

I was hoping to catch this in its youthful and exuberant phase but I was too late...this has closed down. I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised as this vineyard is usually really accessible at all phases in its evolution.

This was decanted about 1.5hrs before pouring the first glass. The aromatics were mostly there...juniper, candied black cherries, candied raspberries, potpourri, kircsh and pomegranate. However, the palate was a bit disjointed...it started off hollow but gained depth throughout the evening. The most unique part was the acidity...hardly any? I re-corked and revisited the next day and the acidity was much more vibrant. Dark red and black fruits on the palate with cedar, holiday fruit cake and spices and a tangy finish. Day one score was NR, but I think this just needs a lot more time. Further improvement is a given at this stage.

Aug 27th, 2020
Brandon T

A favorite - a 275 yard drive down the middle of the fairway Pinot.

A favorite - a 275 yard drive down the middle of the fairway Pinot.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Brandon T

Definitely too young. Solid, but needs a couple years to come together, IMO.

Definitely too young. Solid, but needs a couple years to come together, IMO.

Nov 1st, 2019
Mark Flesher

Ultimate consensus is that this one is not ready to go just yet. Still rather enjoyable. Nose of raspberries and young grape stem. Entry is a little darker. Black cherry rich but also herbal notes. Good acidity on the front and carried to the finish. Although I think this one is going to develop over the next 5 years, I find that this is very approachable now.

Ultimate consensus is that this one is not ready to go just yet. Still rather enjoyable. Nose of raspberries and young grape stem. Entry is a little darker. Black cherry rich but also herbal notes. Good acidity on the front and carried to the finish. Although I think this one is going to develop over the next 5 years, I find that this is very approachable now.

Jul 4th, 2019
Brandon T

2 hours of air and it’s firing on all cylinders. Beautiful wine that will just get better over the next 3-4 years.

2 hours of air and it’s firing on all cylinders. Beautiful wine that will just get better over the next 3-4 years.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Mark Flesher

This is a big wine. Although it does not have the luscious fruit characteristic of the 2015, it has arguably more brambly young acidic raspberry fruit in the front and middle. As close to full bodied as it gets. A little bit of mint in the middle. Finishes with some oak and baking spice. This is a bit closed off IMO and still think these will benefit from time in the bottle. Really nice but still think I'm in love with the 15 vs the 16 or 17.

This is a big wine. Although it does not have the luscious fruit characteristic of the 2015, it has arguably more brambly young acidic raspberry fruit in the front and middle. As close to full bodied as it gets. A little bit of mint in the middle. Finishes with some oak and baking spice. This is a bit closed off IMO and still think these will benefit from time in the bottle. Really nice but still think I'm in love with the 15 vs the 16 or 17.

May 24th, 2019
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this 2 years ago

Stephen had this 2 years ago

May 1st, 2019
David B

David had this 2 months ago

David had this 2 months ago

Nov 29th, 2020
David B

David had this 3 months ago

David had this 3 months ago

Oct 7th, 2020