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2016 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard
750 ml bottle of 2016 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon from the Herb Lamb Vineyard in Napa Valley California

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2016 Rivers-Marie Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley California 750ml

Last of the barrel samples, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb (100% Cabernet) offers a deep, layered, full-bodied style as well as classic notes of créme de cassis, damp earth, white chocolate, and violets. It's one of those magical wines that carries huge richness and intensity with no sensation of weight or heaviness. It's another profound wine from an incredible winemaker. | 97-100 points, Jeb Dunnuck for jebdunnuck.com

New to our lineup but certainly not new to the legacy of Napa, we are excited to be starting this relationship in such a great vintage. This is one of those wines we knew was destined for greatness when we pressed it. It was intensely aromatic in fermenter and colored up quickly. The palate held quite a bit in reserve while first in barrel taking on more of a linear profile. The last six months in barrel, the wine grew broader, opening up to grilled meats, garrigue, underbrush and blueberries. There is an exotic floral note on the nose that hints at the vineyard's base of Howell Mountain location. Framing acidity keeps the wine from ever growing tiresome despite its density. There's nothing that tastes quite like this storied site and we hop to continue to preserve and further the legacy of what Herb and Jennifer Lamb have created here. 160 cases produced. | Rivers-Marie

Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has a history of high praise and huge scores with Napa Cabernet Sauvignon he has crafted for prestigious labels such as Schrader, Revana, Pulido-Walker, Maybach...and a stable of others. The wines for his own label Rivers-Marie are no exception. He selects fruit from the vineyard sites he sources with such a studious calculation that his winemaking efforts are focused on framing the raw material to simply show it in context. |
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