Rivers-Marie Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley
VARIETALS : Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD : Larkmead Vineyard
CASES : 330
"Rivers Marie has added another block of older vines from Larkmead in 2018.
Neighboring our original block of Olmo clone is a tiny block of Jenkins
clone Cabernet resting in the same Cortina soil. We have always loved this clone of Cabernet having worked with it at Outpost’s True Vineyard and Gemstone Estate. There’s nothing else quite like it in the world of Cabernet.
Where in the past this wine could be considered the “lightest” of the
lineup, the 2018 shows the power of the vintage and a marked improvement from
the addition of the new block.
Not so here with the addition of our little Jenkins block. All these additional blending options from all these great sites prove in 2018 that sometimes more is more."
Thomas Rivers Brown- Winemaker