Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

John Willison Delectable Pro

Citrus, cranberry, berry bramble, earthiness. Good stuff.

Citrus, cranberry, berry bramble, earthiness. Good stuff.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Fresh and lively. Enters with dense fruit that is well framed by acidity and carries through to the pure red fruited finish. With air time the spice flavors develop and there is a little bit of a fresh asphalt note that is delicious.

Fresh and lively. Enters with dense fruit that is well framed by acidity and carries through to the pure red fruited finish. With air time the spice flavors develop and there is a little bit of a fresh asphalt note that is delicious.

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

Another bottle that fell victim to experiment. Couldn’t resist after seeing @Patrick Derdeyn review earlier this week. This is actually my first Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot. I see tons of reviews of people claiming this to be the best QPR Pinot coming out of Cali. Wow, are those people SPOT ON. In the glass at pop and pour, it was very berry focused and acidic. After about 30mins, this was a knockout. Upfront, raspberry/cherry/black cherry on the nose but it fades to almost a meaty/beef jerky note. Never gotten that on a pinot. Great acidity. Orange cream on the palate, alongside cedar, lavender, raspberries and spices. I’ve only got 1 left...crap.

Another bottle that fell victim to experiment. Couldn’t resist after seeing @Patrick Derdeyn review earlier this week. This is actually my first Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot. I see tons of reviews of people claiming this to be the best QPR Pinot coming out of Cali. Wow, are those people SPOT ON. In the glass at pop and pour, it was very berry focused and acidic. After about 30mins, this was a knockout. Upfront, raspberry/cherry/black cherry on the nose but it fades to almost a meaty/beef jerky note. Never gotten that on a pinot. Great acidity. Orange cream on the palate, alongside cedar, lavender, raspberries and spices. I’ve only got 1 left...crap.

9.3

John Willison Delectable Pro

Dark burgundy color. Cranberry, pomegranate, forest floor.

Dark burgundy color. Cranberry, pomegranate, forest floor.

9.2

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

When you’re moving to Napa Valley from Louisiana and you find that place with Shrimp Etouffee and Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir on the list... And my first taste of their 2016 vintage... once again it stuns.

When you’re moving to Napa Valley from Louisiana and you find that place with Shrimp Etouffee and Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir on the list... And my first taste of their 2016 vintage... once again it stuns.

9.5

John Willison Delectable Pro

Prototypical TRB Pinot. Citrus, forest floor, rhubarb. Great QPR.

Prototypical TRB Pinot. Citrus, forest floor, rhubarb. Great QPR.

9.2

Daniel Steilen

Big boy Pinot with lots of weight and fruit. Needs time to come together in bottle.

Big boy Pinot with lots of weight and fruit. Needs time to come together in bottle.

8.8

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Great texture.

Great texture.

9.1

Graham

Just a baby but nice fruit. Clearly on the bigger side and unmistakably CA.

Just a baby but nice fruit. Clearly on the bigger side and unmistakably CA.

9.1

TheSkip

My now-annual mid-January sampling of Rivers-Marie Pinot noir in anticipation of the forthcoming release. Incredible how far this has come in a year. Singing!

My now-annual mid-January sampling of Rivers-Marie Pinot noir in anticipation of the forthcoming release. Incredible how far this has come in a year. Singing!

9.3

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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