Elements of menthol and eucalyptus layered into a rich, black-fruited core. The site contributes white flower and minerally notes which balance the richness and give the wine some muscle. The most structured of the three wines, this will go a while in the cellar but the balance (and if you like raw power) makes this enjoyable now with a substantial decant. Rivers-Marie feel privileged to be working with such a great site in this prestigious neighborhood.
"Offers a tight, distinctive core of red berry, raspberry and wild berry flavors that reverberate and turn chewy, ending with a pleasant floral scent."
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Roberto Corona Vineyard, from a site on the Oakville bench, is the richest of these 2009 Cabernets from Rivers-Marie. It bursts from the glass with jammy, opulent fruit and a big, full-bodied personality. Blue and black fruit, mint, licorice and sweet spices wrap around the finish. The 100% new oak comes through here. I am not sure this wine needs all the oak and makeup. There is plenty of pedigree already."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni