Napa Valley, California
Corte Riva “Mabuhay” Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Corte Riva’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful aromas of sweet spices, cedar, and chocolate. The palate follows through with cocoa powder, roast meat, sweet ripe cassis, and red cherry. Finishes with impressive length.
Corte Riva was founded by husband and wife Nieves and Lawrence Cortez and Nieves' cousin Romel Rivera (hence Corte Riva) in 2001. They had emigrated from the Philippines to California in the '70s and worked in various wineries before eventually founding their own. Aside form his duties at Corte Riva, Romel is also the assistant winemaker at the highly regarded Pride Mountain Vineyards. The grapes for Corte Riva are sourced from various vineyards in Napa and occasionally the surrounding counties like Lake and Sonoma as well.