2013 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate: Riverain Vineyards
Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Tench Vineyard


Tasting Note:July 1, 2016

Decided to try two valley floor wines from two different killer winemakers. This was the second wine of the evening. Deep purplish ruby red and dark all the way to the core. A little tight initially on the nose, with some dark black fruits, creme de cassis and baking spices. Definitely has warm characteristics to it. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) and full bodied. Very thick, extracted and layered. Started off with some cinnamon and nutmeg, and then developed some stewed blue and black berry characteristics. Creme de cassis too. Slight heat but that will wear off with time as this wine will only develop more character and complexity. Finish feels like it will never end. Love what TRB did for Riverain and cannot wait to try their Syrah later this year.

Third vintage of the Cabernet Sauvignon from Riverain Vineyards. Very excited to try out this wine and happy that we have one left in the cellar. Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Clone 7 in the Tench Vineyard. The Tench Vineyard is located in the East Oakville bench with a unique terroir. This terroir is coated of red rocky soils of clay and volcanic rock. Aged for around 19 months in 80% new French oak barrels, primarily Taransaud and Darnajou cooperages. Only 330 cases produced and 15.5% alcohol.

Drink Dates:

2017 till 2035.


94+ points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Purchased through BerserkerDay VII for $88.00. Can be purchased through the Estate for $110.00.