Riverain Reserve. 2016

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Riverain Reserve. 2016

#1 Post by Joe B » August 20th, 2019, 10:04 am

Thoughts on this? The regular bottling scored well for 2016. $195 per?

I took a three pack. Shipping was high at $40.
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#2 Post by Frank Murray III » August 20th, 2019, 10:09 am

Joe, I know how hard Steve has worked to get to a point where he could expand his portfolio to do this. I know he will appreciate your support here.
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#3 Post by NED VALOIS » August 20th, 2019, 10:18 am

In for 6 !
They indicate their opinion that it is a higher quality than their 98 pt cab.

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#4 Post by Philip G » August 20th, 2019, 10:20 am

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
In for 6 !
They indicate their opinion that it is a higher quality than their 98 pt cab.
Almost pulled the trigger on 6 but settled for 4. Looks like it will be great and a gorgeous bottle.
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#5 Post by NickRut » August 20th, 2019, 10:22 am

In for 6 as well. Hoping for big things. If not, the bottle looks cool so that’ll be alright.
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#6 Post by Steve Nordhoff » August 20th, 2019, 10:40 am

Thanks for the kind words gents. TRB and I sat down for about an hour and went through some candidates blind. We both picked the same one to make this wine. IMHO it is the best wine we have ever made (but I am clearly biased :))
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#7 Post by Steve Nordhoff » August 20th, 2019, 10:42 am

NickRut wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 10:22 am
In for 6 as well. Hoping for big things. If not, the bottle looks cool so that’ll be alright.
Thanks Nick. The packaging took a while to get right as it is a hand applied double label in front and finished with a very soft custom wax.
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#8 Post by Joe B » August 20th, 2019, 11:58 am

Hey, I know I’m a fan of Riverain, yes it’s a great looking bottle, I certainly do hope that at $200 initial pricing per bottle Steve and Thomas knock this one out of the park, but $40 for shipping 3 bottles was a shock unless this is coming in OWC. Can’t really complain though, cuz I did in fact take the 3 bottles. And I am certain I will enjoy them.
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#9 Post by NED VALOIS » August 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Joe,
Take another 3 & it may be the same shipping !

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#10 Post by Joe B » August 20th, 2019, 12:31 pm

NED VALOIS wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Joe,
Take another 3 & it may be the same shipping !
So I am subsidizing other people’s orders shipping costs? [help.gif]
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#11 Post by Anthony Iezzi » August 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm

Offer just came...

I'm sorry but I find the label procedure a slight bit condescending. This has nothing to do with the image. I'm sure it's beautiful, but is this a mass market wine in need if capturing the attention of someone at total wine? Did it add to the cost? Is the bottle of normal size or is it a behemoth? Does it need special packaging to not damage the label? If the bottle is heavier and special packaging is needed, does that lead to higher shipping costs? I completely understand prices based on rising fruit and operating costs, but any additional costs relating to a label would be a sign of not caring about the customer.

I completely understand I don't have to purchase. It might be amazing wine but I'll never know. I truly hope it's a success.

Just my $.02.

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#12 Post by MICHAEL C R O M W E L L » August 20th, 2019, 6:05 pm

In for 6 so shipping costs not so bad. If its as good as marketed the $195 price is equivalent to Russell Bevan’s offerings from the same vineyard. Can’t wait for a comparative 2016 Tench tasting
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#13 Post by Gil H » August 20th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Anyone in NYC want to split an order. I was allocated 6
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#14 Post by Joe Mendez » August 20th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Anyone tasted this before buying?

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#15 Post by blarmston » August 22nd, 2019, 12:00 pm

I tasted their entire lineup of 2016's back in DEC, and they are all delicious.

The estate is a SOLID effort, but then Steve and Dean poured the Reserve... It is classic TRB in action.
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#16 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 31st, 2019, 9:40 am

had the Riverain Reserve last night - fantastic. GREAT acidity, which surprised me quite a bit - the fruit really pops, similar to what I love about mountain fruit, but obviously it's not mountain fruit
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#17 Post by NED VALOIS » November 5th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Order received today, cold to the touch and well packaged.

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#18 Post by Josh Grossman » November 5th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 9:40 am
had the Riverain Reserve last night - fantastic. GREAT acidity, which surprised me quite a bit - the fruit really pops, similar to what I love about mountain fruit, but obviously it's not mountain fruit
I mean Tench is no mediocre site either. Hoping that they do Berserker Day again.

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#19 Post by Kevin Ham » December 14th, 2019, 10:47 am

I pulled the trigger on one of my bottles this month as curious. Compared to their regular ‘16 I found more red fruit and acidity that gave the wine more excitement, lift and balance. However, like the label said reserve, I sensed something held back or in reserve. Such, I’ll drink my regular bottles while I keep these on Reserve. Thank u Steve n Thomas, great job!
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#20 Post by brigcampbell » December 14th, 2019, 10:54 am

Josh Grossman wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 9:40 am
had the Riverain Reserve last night - fantastic. GREAT acidity, which surprised me quite a bit - the fruit really pops, similar to what I love about mountain fruit, but obviously it's not mountain fruit
I mean Tench is no mediocre site either. Hoping that they do Berserker Day again.
I'm at dinner with Steve tonight, I'll ask him.

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#21 Post by Josh Grossman » December 14th, 2019, 11:01 am

brigcampbell wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 10:54 am
Josh Grossman wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 9:40 am
had the Riverain Reserve last night - fantastic. GREAT acidity, which surprised me quite a bit - the fruit really pops, similar to what I love about mountain fruit, but obviously it's not mountain fruit
I mean Tench is no mediocre site either. Hoping that they do Berserker Day again.
I'm at dinner with Steve tonight, I'll ask him.
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#22 Post by Steve Nordhoff » December 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm

We are in for Berserker Day
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#23 Post by Steve Nordhoff » December 14th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Kevin Ham wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 10:47 am
I pulled the trigger on one of my bottles this month as curious. Compared to their regular ‘16 I found more red fruit and acidity that gave the wine more excitement, lift and balance. However, like the label said reserve, I sensed something held back or in reserve. Such, I’ll drink my regular bottles while I keep these on Reserve. Thank u Steve n Thomas, great job!
Aloha KH
Thank you and that description is spot on.
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#24 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 14th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
We are in for Berserker Day
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#25 Post by Bruce Rudman » December 14th, 2019, 5:42 pm

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#26 Post by Josh Grossman » December 14th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Imagine I'll be in for a six pack again!

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#27 Post by NickRut » December 14th, 2019, 10:19 pm

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
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We are in for Berserker Day
16s or 17s?
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#28 Post by Steve Nordhoff » December 15th, 2019, 7:52 am

2017 Cab and some small quantities of library Syrah.
17 Cab turned out great for us, feeling a bit lucky/blessed about that.
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