My cousin-in-law on his never-ending quest to convert me into a pinot drinker invited me to come taste through the lineup of pinots at Rivers Marie. While there's no actual tasting room open to the public, if you can get your hands on a bottle of these wines I promise you won't be disappointed.
We started with their two 2012 chardonnays. Light, balanced, easy to drink, and very enjoyable!
Next up, their 4 different 2012 pinots. Ranging in AVA as well as blended vs. single vineyard production. My favorite was the 2012 Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. A little bit fuller bodied than the others with bright acidity and red juicy fruit.
We ended with their 2012 cabernet sauvignon. Much fuller bodied, more complex tannins, definitely something that can lay down for a few years.
A fun afternoon exploring the world of Rivers Marie, Thanks B.J. for having me!