2009 Rivers-Marie - Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard 750ml

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2009 Rivers-Marie - Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard
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Wine Advocate | 95

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is graced with exquisite finesse and silkiness in its red fruit and sweet tannin. Layers of seamless fruit caress the palate in this stunning Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Panek is subtle, understated and totally classy. The Panek is clone 6 and 7 Cabernet, aged in 80% new barrels.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Wine Spectator | 95

A gorgeous, graceful effort, rich, smooth and layered, showing complex spice, dark berry and floral scents, with a long, supple and focused finish and silky smooth tannins.

Drink Dates: 2012-2028
Author: James Laube


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More Vintages and Sizes of Rivers-Marie - Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard:

2010 (750ml)

About This Producer


"Perhaps the finest California pinot I have ever had the pleasure of tasting," says Allen Meadows in 2006. And that was enough for Rivers Marie to catch fire throughout an ever-increasing cult of Pinotphiles.

However, the story of Rivers-Marie begins with Thomas Brown, a native of South Carolina who caught the wine bug travelling through Europe as a twenty-something. He found his way to Napa Valley and learned under the tutelage of Ehren Jordan at Turley Wine Cellars. Years later, after becoming a consulting winemaker for more than a dozen wineries, Brown was connected with Scott Zeller, owner of Summa vineyard, and subsequently asked if he wanted some fruit.

From there, Thomas Rivers Brown and his wife, Genevieve Marie Welsh took advantage of their golden opportunity to make awesome Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. In the debut vintage of 2002, Summa vineyard was Brown's only source of Pinot Noir, but he soon expanded to other vineyards near Occidental, including Occidental Ridge. Now, in addition to producing some of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed Pinot Noir, the pair also produces Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Howell Mountain Cabernet.

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