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2017 Rivers-Marie Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8013366 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8027881 1 $130 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...stunning bouquet of cassis and black currants intermixed with lots of smoked tobacco, earth, and scorched earth. It's deep, powerful, full-bodied, and tannic, yet has loads of fruit and texture.

94Vinous / IWC

Graphite, grilled herbs, menthol, sage, licorice and lavender add to the wine's brooding, virile feel. This is a strong showing.

93-95The Wine Advocate

Full-bodied, firm and taut, it has a lovely backbone of seamless freshness lending definition to the muscular palate, finishing with impressively long-lasting savory and spice layers.

PRODUCER

Rivers-Marie

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.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.