Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.230 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
John Willison

Citrus, cranberry, berry bramble, earthiness. Good stuff.

Citrus, cranberry, berry bramble, earthiness. Good stuff.

Oct 20th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Fresh and lively. Enters with dense fruit that is well framed by acidity and carries through to the pure red fruited finish. With air time the spice flavors develop and there is a little bit of a fresh asphalt note that is delicious.

Fresh and lively. Enters with dense fruit that is well framed by acidity and carries through to the pure red fruited finish. With air time the spice flavors develop and there is a little bit of a fresh asphalt note that is delicious.

Aug 21st, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Another bottle that fell victim to experiment. Couldn’t resist after seeing @Patrick Derdeyn review earlier this week. This is actually my first Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot.

I see tons of reviews of people claiming this to be the best QPR Pinot coming out of Cali. Wow, are those people SPOT ON. In the glass at pop and pour, it was very berry focused and acidic. After about 30mins, this was a knockout. Upfront, raspberry/cherry/black cherry on the nose but it fades to almost a meaty/beef jerky note. Never gotten that on a pinot. Great acidity. Orange cream on the palate, alongside cedar, lavender, raspberries and spices. I’ve only got 1 left...crap.

Another bottle that fell victim to experiment. Couldn’t resist after seeing @Patrick Derdeyn review earlier this week. This is actually my first Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot.

I see tons of reviews of people claiming this to be the best QPR Pinot coming out of Cali. Wow, are those people SPOT ON. In the glass at pop and pour, it was very berry focused and acidic. After about 30mins, this was a knockout. Upfront, raspberry/cherry/black cherry on the nose but it fades to almost a meaty/beef jerky note. Never gotten that on a pinot. Great acidity. Orange cream on the palate, alongside cedar, lavender, raspberries and spices. I’ve only got 1 left...crap.

Mar 14th, 2018
John Willison

Dark burgundy color. Cranberry, pomegranate, forest floor.

Dark burgundy color. Cranberry, pomegranate, forest floor.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2018
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
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

Great texture.

Great texture.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2018
Graham Dresden

Just a baby but nice fruit. Clearly on the bigger side and unmistakably CA.

Just a baby but nice fruit. Clearly on the bigger side and unmistakably CA.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

Had alongside the 2014 Kanzler. This has less flesh and depth, similar juicy spritz, and carries a lot of funk. Less together than most years.

Had alongside the 2014 Kanzler. This has less flesh and depth, similar juicy spritz, and carries a lot of funk. Less together than most years.

Feb 4th, 2019