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2019 Rivers-Marie Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8467830 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$170
Item Sold Amount Date
I8529134 1 $160 Nov 20, 2022
I8527236 1 $160 Nov 13, 2022
I8518165 1 $160 Nov 6, 2022
I8485827 1 $160 Oct 16, 2022
I8475218 2 $160 Oct 9, 2022
I8344596 2 $170 Jul 24, 2022
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RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

...borderline perfect wine that has a captivating bouquet of cassis, blackberries, charcoal, lead pencil shavings, and even a hint of menthol. With full-bodied richness and depth, a concentrated, structured, yet seamless mouthfeel, and one great finish, it's another incredible wine from the team at Rivers-Marie...

98Vinous / IWC

...captures all the magic of this site... ...Blood orange, tobacco, menthol, licorice and spice lend tons of nuance as this potent, muscular Cabernet opens in the glass. A wine of vertical lift, the Lamb Cabernet is exquisitely beautiful...

95-97The Wine Advocate

...reveals fantastically pure, vibrant scents of crushed black cherries, fresh blackberries and licorice, with underlying suggestions of cassis, damp soil, charcoal and lavender. The full-bodied palate has ripe, rounded tannins and soft acidity framing the ripe, rich, black fruit flavors, finishing long with a spicy/peppery kick.

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

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

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.