Rivers-Marie Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Anna Sangiacomo

Abundant natural acidity adds a mouthwatering freshness that keeps the wine light without cutting into its concentration. Truly delicious!!!

Abundant natural acidity adds a mouthwatering freshness that keeps the wine light without cutting into its concentration. Truly delicious!!!

9.5

Eric LaMasters

Delicious fruit-forward Pinot.

Delicious fruit-forward Pinot.

9.4

Walt M Britt

Mother’s 83rd Birthday dinner and paired this wine with both a charcuterie platter(Italian meats, cheeses, grapes, olives, almonds, and rosemary sea salt bread) and my Paella of the Land on an open fire. This wine has the depth to accentuate both. Wonderful medium bodied that leaves a light taste upon the senses. Wish I had a cellar full of this wonderful wine! Rivers-Marie wines across the spectrum are great start to finish

Mother’s 83rd Birthday dinner and paired this wine with both a charcuterie platter(Italian meats, cheeses, grapes, olives, almonds, and rosemary sea salt bread) and my Paella of the Land on an open fire. This wine has the depth to accentuate both. Wonderful medium bodied that leaves a light taste upon the senses. Wish I had a cellar full of this wonderful wine! Rivers-Marie wines across the spectrum are great start to finish

9.1

Mark Flesher

I have a mag of this, and FOR SURE I will let that one sit for a while. This pinot is SUBSTANTIAL. Brambly black cherry and cola, a little mint. Herbal with a black peppery kind of finish. This wine can cut through just about any dish. The cola note in the middle of this wine is quite enjoyable, and goes to show you that this wine in 750 needs to hold 1-2 years, but needs to hold 10 years en magnum! So far, this is my favorite of the 2016 PN's from Rivers-Marie, although I'm actually not sure if I'm doing this a service or disservice by rating this one a 94 at the moment as I feel that it is likely capable of pushing higher than this (yes, for a pinot).

I have a mag of this, and FOR SURE I will let that one sit for a while. This pinot is SUBSTANTIAL. Brambly black cherry and cola, a little mint. Herbal with a black peppery kind of finish. This wine can cut through just about any dish. The cola note in the middle of this wine is quite enjoyable, and goes to show you that this wine in 750 needs to hold 1-2 years, but needs to hold 10 years en magnum! So far, this is my favorite of the 2016 PN's from Rivers-Marie, although I'm actually not sure if I'm doing this a service or disservice by rating this one a 94 at the moment as I feel that it is likely capable of pushing higher than this (yes, for a pinot).

9.4

Location

  • 153 E 57th Street
    New York, NY 10022

  • Hours:
    Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
    Saturday, 12p.m. - 8 p.m.

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