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#1 Post by Eric S n y d e r » July 11th, 2017, 10:17 am

Since all the Chardonnays were included in the Pinot release earlier this year, it's just 4 Cabs this time around.

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We are pleased to announce that the release of our 2015 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignons will begin one week from today, Tuesday July 18th at 9 AM PST. As in the past, this release is via email only. At the time the offer becomes live, you will receive an email with your username and password.

The offer:

(6) 2015 Rivers-Marie Napa Cabernet Sauvignon -- $65/btl
(4) 2015 Rivers-Marie Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon -- $95/btl
(4) 2015 Rivers-Marie Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon -- $95/btl
(4) 2015 Rivers-Marie Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon -- $125/btl

*Ground shipping is included on all purchases
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Does anyone know the source of the Calistoga cab? Is the Herb Lamb coming online in 2016?

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#2 Post by Bud Carey » July 11th, 2017, 10:19 am

Been looking forward to this one.
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#3 Post by NickRut » July 11th, 2017, 10:38 am

Can't wait. Healthy allocation this year too
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#4 Post by Bdklein » July 11th, 2017, 10:49 am

NickRut wrote:Can't wait. Healthy allocation this year too
Surprised since 2015 Napa yields were down.
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#5 Post by Jason Oliver » July 11th, 2017, 11:09 am

Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.

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#6 Post by Joe B » July 11th, 2017, 11:13 am

Bud Carey wrote:Been looking forward to this one.
Has been on my radar for a couple months now.
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#7 Post by Michael Martin » July 11th, 2017, 11:14 am

First time on the list too. How many should I expect to be allocated?

Edit, nevermind. I see it in the email.

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#8 Post by Bud Carey » July 11th, 2017, 11:20 am

Everybody gets the same allocation...

No Corona this year.
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#9 Post by Scott E. » July 11th, 2017, 11:23 am

Eric S n y d e r wrote:Since all the Chardonnays were included in the Pinot release earlier this year, it's just 4 Cabs this time around.

Does anyone know the source of the Calistoga cab? Is the Herb Lamb coming online in 2016?
The Calistoga source has been Larkmead in the past, but I'm not sure if it is the current source.
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#10 Post by jhemming » July 11th, 2017, 11:34 am

Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
Hard to argue money spent better elsewhere.
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#11 Post by Joe B » July 11th, 2017, 12:12 pm

jhemming wrote:
Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
Hard to argue money spent better elsewhere.
And if people actually knew where to better spend under $100 for Napa cab, I would like to know where.
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#12 Post by Jim F » July 11th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Scott E. wrote:
Eric S n y d e r wrote:Since all the Chardonnays were included in the Pinot release earlier this year, it's just 4 Cabs this time around.

Does anyone know the source of the Calistoga cab? Is the Herb Lamb coming online in 2016?
The Calistoga source has been Larkmead in the past, but I'm not sure if it is the current source.
Not sure of the entire Calistoga blend, but Larkmead includes what I believe is from what is essentially their heart-cut for cabernet. Larkmead sells fruit to a number of high-end wineries, but the block that goes to RM is amidst the blocks that yield their best cabs-Lark, Solari, Olmo. I am not all that knowledgeable, but seems like a pretty damned excellent source. Not that the other vineyard sources are less than stellar......
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#13 Post by Tyler Vallano » July 11th, 2017, 12:30 pm

Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
I would suggest jumping on as many as you are comfortable with!

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#14 Post by CJ Beazley » July 11th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Jim F wrote:
Scott E. wrote:
Eric S n y d e r wrote:Since all the Chardonnays were included in the Pinot release earlier this year, it's just 4 Cabs this time around.

Does anyone know the source of the Calistoga cab? Is the Herb Lamb coming online in 2016?
The Calistoga source has been Larkmead in the past, but I'm not sure if it is the current source.
Not sure of the entire Calistoga blend, but Larkmead includes what I believe is from what is essentially their heart-cut for cabernet. Larkmead sells fruit to a number of high-end wineries, but the block that goes to RM is amidst the blocks that yield their best cabs-Lark, Solari, Olmo. I am not all that knowledgeable, but seems like a pretty damned excellent source. Not that the other vineyard sources are less than stellar......
We talked about this when it was first offered, I think it is the block that Ramey used to get.
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#15 Post by Anton D » July 11th, 2017, 1:18 pm

Tyler Vallano wrote:
Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
I would suggest jumping on as many as you are comfortable with!
If possible, at least two of each so you won't be afraid to kill some infant bottles to get a sense of the line up!

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#16 Post by Bud Carey » July 11th, 2017, 1:28 pm

Good plan.
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#17 Post by Jason Oliver » July 11th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Thanks for all the tips.

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#18 Post by Steve Crawford » July 11th, 2017, 2:35 pm

Joe B wrote:
jhemming wrote:
Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
Hard to argue money spent better elsewhere.
And if people actually knew where to better spend under $100 for Napa cab, I would like to know where.
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#19 Post by R. Frankel » July 11th, 2017, 2:48 pm

I'm really happy to see a healthy allocation. Will be my third year on the list, and my allocation has increased every year. Not every list I buy from does that -- it's a great way to take care of your customers. As with many others, this is one of my favorite CA Cabernets, especially at these price points.
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#20 Post by C Simmons » July 11th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Joe B wrote:
jhemming wrote:
Jason Oliver wrote:Thinking about 1 of each of the sub-100 cabs. This would be my first time buying.
Hard to argue money spent better elsewhere.
And if people actually knew where to better spend under $100 for Napa cab, I would like to know where.
Myriad, Scarlett, Outpost Cab + Immigrant, Bevan Ontogeny, Carter Fortuna, Kobalt, Quivet, Lewis Cab, Tor Cab, Switchback Ridge Cab, Venge Bone Ash, Altamura.....

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#21 Post by T.L. Reasoner » July 11th, 2017, 3:30 pm

Been on the list since 2008 and these are always a great QPR and a pleasure to drink. I see that Antonio Galloni gave ratings from the barrel for the 2015 Lore (92-95) and Panek (91-94) Has anyone else had the pleasure to try any of these out? Tasting notes are always appreciated from fellow Berserkers...

I am usually all in on the Napa Cab and pick and choose 1 or 2 from the single vineyards.
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#22 Post by NickRut » July 11th, 2017, 5:02 pm

C Simmons wrote:[


Myriad, Scarlett, Outpost Cab + Immigrant, Bevan Ontogeny, Carter Fortuna, Kobalt, Quivet, Lewis Cab, Tor Cab, Switchback Ridge Cab, Venge Bone Ash, Altamura.....

Better or around the same?
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#23 Post by Joe B » July 11th, 2017, 5:20 pm

C Simmons wrote:
Joe B wrote:
jhemming wrote:
Hard to argue money spent better elsewhere.
And if people actually knew where to better spend under $100 for Napa cab, I would like to know where.
Myriad, Scarlett, Outpost Cab + Immigrant, Bevan Ontogeny, Carter Fortuna, Kobalt, Quivet, Lewis Cab, Tor Cab, Switchback Ridge Cab, Venge Bone Ash, Altamura.....
To be honest I have not had all of these. But with respect to myriad, quivet and outpost, the $60 entry level cabs are all in line with each other but once you hit the $90 range, the Rivers Marie is the QPR.
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#24 Post by M@tt G. » July 11th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Trimming back on mailing lists a little this year but this is one I've been looking forward to.
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#25 Post by Ben Sherwin » July 12th, 2017, 6:45 am

Has anybody tasted these with Will? Not that I'm not buying, but just curious. I'm on the "buy producers not vintages in Napa" train at this point. If I remember, it wasn't a particularly easy vintage to manage, but that reports were of good quality (and the expected small yields of the drought). Just kind of lost track! Thanks.

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#26 Post by C Simmons » July 12th, 2017, 7:55 am

For my palate, and talking specifically sub-$100 (not just $60-ish), I'd say that the Myriad GIII ($98), Scarlett ($65), and Bevan Ontogeny ($95) are three of the best QPR's Napa Cab wise. These wines are hands down quality and drink WAY above their price points. The Outpost Cab and Immigrant, as well as the Carter Fortuna are up there as well. Again, for my palate, I find these wines often "better" given the totality of what they display. Of course, it depends on what you're in the mood for on a given day.

I concede that their profiles are more concentrated and powerful than the RM line. RM Cabs have more restrained fruit and higher acid/frame (BDX hybrid) in comparison to the more forward Myriad, Outpost, etc. I like RM, but they really seem to need some time to unfurl. They are clearly well crafted animals, but sometimes the flavor intensity is on the lesser side and dominated by higher toned fruit and acid...for me personally. I'm still a fan... but there is a "but" there sometimes. It might be that I'm used to some of TRB's other wines and I see RM as a bit of a departure from that...which is ok, but I love Outpost, Maybach, etc (which are bigger wines in my opinion).

That's just my silly 2 cents though... :)

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#27 Post by Larry Chmel » July 12th, 2017, 10:47 am

What wines/producers would you say produce a style similar to RM for comparison purposes?

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#28 Post by AlexS » July 12th, 2017, 11:03 am

NickRut wrote:
C Simmons wrote:[


Myriad, Scarlett, Outpost Cab + Immigrant, Bevan Ontogeny, Carter Fortuna, Kobalt, Quivet, Lewis Cab, Tor Cab, Switchback Ridge Cab, Venge Bone Ash, Altamura.....

Better or around the same?
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#29 Post by C Simmons » July 12th, 2017, 11:10 am

With the same sub-$100 QPR... Cliff Lede Rockblock series ('12 Beautiful Generation; '13 Stardust Heaven - though their most recent vintage I think crept up above $100 for non-club folks), Switchback Ridge Cab (not the Reserve, which is bigger - and more expensive), Pott standard Cab (new for 2014), Rudius (who also pulls fruit from Panek), Arkenstone, Forman (even more BDX in style), The Grade (another TRB - though this was pretty flamboyant in 2014). I would say these are less forward and powerful than Mike Smith's wines or some of TRB's other projects.

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#30 Post by R. Frankel » July 12th, 2017, 11:30 am

C Simmons wrote: I concede that their profiles are more concentrated and powerful than the RM line. RM Cabs have more restrained fruit and higher acid/frame (BDX hybrid) in comparison to the more forward Myriad, Outpost, etc. I like RM, but they really seem to need some time to unfurl. They are clearly well crafted animals, but sometimes the flavor intensity is on the lesser side and dominated by higher toned fruit and acid...for me personally.
At a high level I agree with your experience of different flavor profiles for these wines. I struggle, though, with declaring one best among the ones discussed here. I like them all, and enjoy the variety. Happily we can have them all, and pop whatever suits the mood. [cheers.gif]
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#31 Post by C Simmons » July 12th, 2017, 12:05 pm

R. Frankel wrote:
C Simmons wrote: I concede that their profiles are more concentrated and powerful than the RM line. RM Cabs have more restrained fruit and higher acid/frame (BDX hybrid) in comparison to the more forward Myriad, Outpost, etc. I like RM, but they really seem to need some time to unfurl. They are clearly well crafted animals, but sometimes the flavor intensity is on the lesser side and dominated by higher toned fruit and acid...for me personally.
At a high level I agree with your experience of different flavor profiles for these wines. I struggle, though, with declaring one best among the ones discussed here. I like them all, and enjoy the variety. Happily we can have them all, and pop whatever suits the mood. [cheers.gif]
Agreed! All are quality. I think it just comes down to style preference at this point. The craftsmanship of the wines isn't in question by any means. RM is good, and there are other profiles out there in similar QPRs that are also worthy of attention (depending on what you're looking for in a Napa Cab).

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#32 Post by andy velebil » July 12th, 2017, 12:11 pm

So I'm new to their cab's. Can someone explain the different profiles in the ones listed in the coming offer? I plan to get at least a couple of each, but am curious as to how they are different (I understand most haven't tried these specific vintages yet. But in the past how are they typically different).
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#33 Post by Eric S n y d e r » July 12th, 2017, 12:26 pm

andy velebil wrote:So I'm new to their cab's. Can someone explain the different profiles in the ones listed in the coming offer? I plan to get at least a couple of each, but am curious as to how they are different (I understand most haven't tried these specific vintages yet. But in the past how are they typically different).
The actual offer will include a lot of good info on the individual wines. They seem pretty up front about which wines are closed down/open knit, red fruit/dark fruited, etc.
Hopefully someone with more experience than me can chime in. Corona was my previous favorite :(

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#34 Post by Michael Martin » July 12th, 2017, 12:42 pm

andy velebil wrote:So I'm new to their cab's. Can someone explain the different profiles in the ones listed in the coming offer? I plan to get at least a couple of each, but am curious as to how they are different (I understand most haven't tried these specific vintages yet. But in the past how are they typically different).
There is a good write up on each of the past vintages here.

https://www.riversmarie.com/wines/cabernet-sauvignon

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#35 Post by A.Altman » July 12th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Have purchased the Pinots a number of times from the list but haven't taken the plunge (yet) on the Cabs. What am I missing? Are they a good value just for Napa Cabernet or for all Cabernet based wines?

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#36 Post by AlexS » July 12th, 2017, 1:14 pm

andy velebil wrote:So I'm new to their cab's. Can someone explain the different profiles in the ones listed in the coming offer? I plan to get at least a couple of each, but am curious as to how they are different (I understand most haven't tried these specific vintages yet. But in the past how are they typically different).
Andy, do you have experience with TRB-made Cabernet?

If so, do you like them?

If your answer is "yes," these are a no-brainer.
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#37 Post by C Simmons » July 12th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Cellar Tracker is a good resource to see what others' experiences have been with the wines.

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#38 Post by andy velebil » July 12th, 2017, 2:08 pm

AlexS wrote:
andy velebil wrote:So I'm new to their cab's. Can someone explain the different profiles in the ones listed in the coming offer? I plan to get at least a couple of each, but am curious as to how they are different (I understand most haven't tried these specific vintages yet. But in the past how are they typically different).
Andy, do you have experience with TRB-made Cabernet?

If so, do you like them?

If your answer is "yes," these are a no-brainer.
I like Rivers Marie Pinot and the Few chards I've had. I do not like most of TRB's over the top jammy high octane wines that people pay him to make. From what I've had of RM they are a very different style to what TRB makes for others. I assume his RM cabs are also in the same more restrained style?
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#39 Post by Russ Williams » July 12th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Andy - the RM cabs are in a more restrained style and suit my palate well. I stopped buying a few vintages back as the price headed towards $100 for the SVD. I'm probably going to jump back in and grab a few of the Panek.
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#40 Post by andy velebil » July 12th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Russ Williams wrote:Andy - the RM cabs are in a more restrained style and suit my palate well. I stopped buying a few vintages back as the price headed towards $100 for the SVD. I'm probably going to jump back in and grab a few of the Panek.
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#41 Post by Dan Hammer » July 13th, 2017, 7:45 am

I'm surprised that the EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection hasn't been mentioned. The '15 is $100.
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#42 Post by cnalda » July 13th, 2017, 8:06 am

Have many RM Pinots i the cellar but I recall being blown away by the Cabernet. Posting in CC, but if anyone is declining their Cab...... And hope all enjoy!
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#43 Post by Merrill Lindquist » July 13th, 2017, 8:16 am

Dan Hammer wrote:I'm surprised that the EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection hasn't been mentioned. The '15 is $100.
That's true. The EMH "regular" Black Cat opened to the mailing list in March for $75/bottle. As is my custom, after the initial week or so, any remaining wine goes up by $10. This pricing structure rewards those who purchase early.
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#44 Post by Anton D » July 13th, 2017, 8:35 am

Dan Hammer wrote:I'm surprised that the EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection hasn't been mentioned. The '15 is $100.
I think there is a reasonable palate comparison, as well.
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#45 Post by blarmston » July 13th, 2017, 10:07 am

I am looking forward to this offering.

Problem is, next Tuesday I will be taking my CFP examination all day, so I hope its not first come, first served.

I plan on buying my full allocation after I get out of the testing center with my "PASSED" confirmation!
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#46 Post by Joe B » July 13th, 2017, 10:46 am

blarmston wrote:I am looking forward to this offering.

Problem is, next Tuesday I will be taking my CFP examination all day, so I hope its not first come, first served.

I plan on buying my full allocation after I get out of the testing center with my "PASSED" confirmation!
I would suggest you get a close friend to order your allocation for you.
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#47 Post by Anton D » July 13th, 2017, 10:51 am

blarmston wrote:I am looking forward to this offering.

Problem is, next Tuesday I will be taking my CFP examination all day, so I hope its not first come, first served.

I plan on buying my full allocation after I get out of the testing center with my "PASSED" confirmation!
Can you let them know?

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#48 Post by Bud Carey » July 13th, 2017, 11:30 am

Absolutely... contact Will and tell him about your situation. His customer service is second to none.
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#49 Post by Russ Williams » July 13th, 2017, 11:53 am

Bud Carey wrote:Absolutely... contact Will and tell him about your situation. His customer service is second to none.
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#50 Post by A.G. EVERETT » July 13th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Was incredibly fortunate enough to taste the 2015s shortly after bottling in June.

Even with the inevitable bottle shock, these are lovely wines. If you like 2014, then 2015 lineup is also amazing quality and more structure and power (as a general statement) than 2014.

I think the NV will be one of the greatest QPR cabs of the Napa vintage. For me, it was on par with the Panek and the Calistoga. While it probably needs a little more patience than the 2014 NV, ultimately a candidate for near-term.

Of those two SVDs, I preferred the Panek, although our group was split. The Calistoga may age better, but the Panek is already showing off.

The Lore is right up there with the best wines from our trip - and the others were all more expensive. Bottom line: this is special stuff.
Gr@nt
CT: ageverett

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