2010 Rivers-Marie - Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard 750ml

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2010 Rivers-Marie - Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 88?

(10% whole clusters used here for the first time--for complexity, according to winemaker Thomas Brown): Good medium red. Wild spices, pepper and strawberry on the highly perfumed nose. Spicy on entry, then shows a distinct green edge that runs through to the slightly bitter finish. I don't find a lot of ripeness or texture here. Will the green element be absorbed with some time in bottle?

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2010 Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard is the first wine Brown made with whole clusters, 10% in this vintage. Plums, cherries, mint, tobacco and incense waft from the glass from this attractive, mid-weight Pinot. A finessed, supple finish leaves a lasting impression. It will be interesting to watch this wine evolve, and specifically to see if the use of whole clusters is an experiment or if it becomes a staple of the approach here.

Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Author: Antonio Galloni


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More Vintages and Sizes of Rivers-Marie - Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)
2011 (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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