Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.1517 ratings
9.1136 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

I was going to say what a great early drinker this is and then I looked at my previous note and I said it all! These are so tasty, the only downside of this wine is that there is never enough.

I was going to say what a great early drinker this is and then I looked at my previous note and I said it all! These are so tasty, the only downside of this wine is that there is never enough.

Jun 4th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Yum. Young. better aromatics over time. Rose perfume. Cherry/Strawberry licorice.

Yum. Young. better aromatics over time. Rose perfume. Cherry/Strawberry licorice.

Apr 28th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

The 2016s just came in so I had to rip one open. This might be the best SC ever and that is saying a lot. It’s certainly the best one for early drinking as it was singing with only a splash decant. A return to dark fruits, cedar, orange peel. The life of the party.

The 2016s just came in so I had to rip one open. This might be the best SC ever and that is saying a lot. It’s certainly the best one for early drinking as it was singing with only a splash decant. A return to dark fruits, cedar, orange peel. The life of the party.

Mar 11th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

With the 2016 arriving soon I decided to polish off the last 2015. It’s true that this vintage was not as generous on the PnP as years past, but on day 2 it’s absolutely everything you expect from this bottling. Killer good for the price as always.

With the 2016 arriving soon I decided to polish off the last 2015. It’s true that this vintage was not as generous on the PnP as years past, but on day 2 it’s absolutely everything you expect from this bottling. Killer good for the price as always.

Jan 29th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Always a winner. The 15 is even bigger than previous vintages and at this early stage it drinks best on day 2.

Always a winner. The 15 is even bigger than previous vintages and at this early stage it drinks best on day 2.

Oct 16th, 2017
Robert McCall

As predicted I was gifted gorgeous aromas of rose petal, cherry, mineral, and a faint green/herbal note. Scent geek stuff. Drinks a smooth cherry/raspberry/rhubarb, good acidity, and a nice finish. Consistently one of the best QPR wines in the cellar.

As predicted I was gifted gorgeous aromas of rose petal, cherry, mineral, and a faint green/herbal note. Scent geek stuff. Drinks a smooth cherry/raspberry/rhubarb, good acidity, and a nice finish. Consistently one of the best QPR wines in the cellar.

Sep 18th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

In a more fruit forward style as always, but a short rest in the bottle has helped this focus a bit. Bright red fruit with cedar, licorice, and the signature orange peel. Delicious and utterly gulpable.

In a more fruit forward style as always, but a short rest in the bottle has helped this focus a bit. Bright red fruit with cedar, licorice, and the signature orange peel. Delicious and utterly gulpable.

Jul 17th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

When you’re moving to Napa Valley from Louisiana and you find that place with Shrimp Etouffee and Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir on the list... And my first taste of their 2016 vintage... once again it stuns.

When you’re moving to Napa Valley from Louisiana and you find that place with Shrimp Etouffee and Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir on the list... And my first taste of their 2016 vintage... once again it stuns.

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2018
John Willison

Prototypical TRB Pinot. Citrus, forest floor, rhubarb. Great QPR.

Prototypical TRB Pinot. Citrus, forest floor, rhubarb. Great QPR.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2018
Daniel Steilen

Big boy Pinot with lots of weight and fruit. Needs time to come together in bottle.

Big boy Pinot with lots of weight and fruit. Needs time to come together in bottle.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2018