Rivers-Marie Corona Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
Rivers-Marie Corona Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label

Rivers-Marie Corona Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

There’s a nice savory feature to the Corona that balances all of the abundant fruit of the ’12 vintage. The hallmark minerality is once again front and center, but also smoke, creosote and crushed rock add to the blackberry/blueberry fruit profile of the wine. A hint of anise creeps in on the finish to further balance the abundant juiciness of the vintage.

This, as always, will be the one to age from the lineup. Rivers-Marie is jsut now seeing the ’09 begin to shed some of its youthful tannin and it looks like this wine has the potential to be even bigger.

Critical Acclaim

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The opaque purple-hued 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Crona Vineyard, from gravelly, stony soils in the western Oakville hills, is the most intense, massive, structured and tannic wine of this group of 2012s. Aged in 75% new oak (250 cases produced), it offers up notes of licorice, graphite, vanillin, baking spices, blueberries and blackberries along with stupendous extract, richness and structure. Drink it over the next 20+ years.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Combining power with finesse, this chunky, gutsy entry offers rock-laced dark berry flavors. An exciting, supple style that should only become more harmonious. Best from 2017 through 2028.
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Single variety wines made to reflect the vineyard & vintage from which they came. Owned by Thomas Rivers Brown & Genevieve Marie Welsh.
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Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America, Napa Valley’s Oakville district stretches across the center of Napa's valley floor and foothills between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. This AVA is home to the legendary To Kalon Vineyard and Martha's Vineyard, as well as many powerhouse wineries including Screaming Eagle, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Far Niente and Groth.

The climate is generally warm and agreeable, resulting in year after year of favorable vintages. Summer days see a gentle tug of war between warmer inland air and the cool air coming in from the San Pablo Bay, creating an ideal environment to grow red varieties. Oakville's diverse soils, namely ancient sea bedrock, clay and gravel, are well-drained, and perfect for high-caliber viticulture.

Cabernet here is often bottled varietally but is also popular in Bordeaux Blends. Oakville wines are known for their silky, sensual textures, structured tannins, dark and brooding fruit and lovely aromatics. These age-worthy and prestigious wines are favored by collectors throughout the world.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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