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2018 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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April 23, 2023 - $51



94Vinous / IWC

...quite a powerful wine... Black cherry, plum, spice, leather, licorice and menthol add to a real feeling of gravitas. This serious, dense Pinot is just lights-out, and shows how tremendously appealing the vintage is.

92The Wine Advocate

...layered, broody scents of boysenberries, licorice, blood orange, red berries and floral perfume. The medium-bodied palate is plush and silky with juicy fruits that linger through the finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...smoky, earthy bouquet of black fruits, licorice, gravelly earth, and spring flowers. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it has loads of fruit, some chewy tannins, and a good finish.


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.