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2016 Rivers-Marie Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 7976068 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
wss_sbar… $65 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I7976068 1 $65 Oct 17, 2021
I7912106 1 $70 Aug 8, 2021
I7876236 1 $55 Jul 4, 2021
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93+ Vinous / IWC

...quite dense... Inky dark fruit and huge tannins give the 2016 an impression of virile power. The 2016 is going to need time to unwind. Today, it is especially closed, and yet there is so much to look forward to, for those who can wait.



Rivers-Marie is a boutique producer of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon started a few years ago by by Thomas Rivers Brown, a Napa winemaker and winemaking consultant who has worked for such clients as Schrader and Turley. He and his partner Genevieve Marie Welsh work with vineyard owners to secure grapes. Their wines, produced in very small quantities, are generally available only by mailing list. In 2009 Eric Asimov of the New York Times called Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir ‘intense yet beautifully balanced, with lively acidity that makes them refreshing.”


United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.