2011 Rivers-Marie - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-92

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is gorgeous in this vintage. In 2011, the straight Napa Valley bottling also included the Corona, which Brown didn't feel was strong enough on its own, although it adds considerable mid-palate pliancy here. The 2011 boasts striking depth, radiance and balance, all in the mid-weight style of the year. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.

Drink Dates: 2013-2021
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: SamT
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/15/2014

Rating: 91
Author: cglass80
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 01/30/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020

Rating: 89
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/06/2013
Pretty good. Some fruit, but also non-fruit notes -- maybe tobacco and leather. I haven't had a 2011 Napa cab that wowed me yet...

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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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