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Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast 15

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That is the main motivator for Thomas Rivers Brown when it comes to his own personal project, Rivers-Marie. Thomas Brown, today one of California’s foremost Winemaker/Consultants makes mostly Cabernet based wines for labels such as Shraeder, Outpost and M read more

That is the main motivator for Thomas Rivers Brown when it comes to his own personal project, Rivers-Marie. Thomas Brown, today one of California’s foremost Winemaker/Consultants makes mostly Cabernet based wines for labels such as Shraeder, Outpost and Maybach. Yet, it is his Rivers-Marie label, which he shares with his long time partner Genevive (who’s middle name is Marie), where Thomas expresses a more delicate and restrained style of winemaking that’s inspired by his true love for traditional Burgundy. He tends to pick on the early side when there is good flavor and texture development but before the wines get blowsy and lose focus and site-specificity. He uses native yeasts and a little bit of whole cluster to give complexity. Aging occurs in mostly used barrels - from no new wood in the Sonoma Coast, to between 10 and 30% in the single-vineyards depending on vintage and parcel. Given this restrained approach, it is not surprising that the wines age beautifully.

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