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Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Red Walla Walla 2010

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Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020. 2,315 cases made. -HS (55% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 18% merlot and 8% petit verdot; aged for 21 months in 65% new French oak): Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points The Frederick Red is a Bordeaux-style blend-55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merl...

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Spring Valley Vineyard:
Spring Valley Vineyard is situated 12 miles northeast of Walla Walla, spread amid the picturesque wheat fields of southeastern Washington with the Blue Mountains providing the backdrop. The terroir demonstrates a mesoclimate that is ideally suited for growing wine grapes. The unique microclimate of Spring Valley also allows the grapes to develop their own distinct characteristics. Initially, w... Read more
Spring Valley Vineyard is situated 12 miles northeast of Walla Walla, spread amid the picturesque wheat fields of southeastern Washington with the Blue Mountains providing the backdrop. The terroir demonstrates a mesoclimate that is ideally suited for growing wine grapes. The unique microclimate of Spring Valley also allows the grapes to develop their own distinct characteristics. Initially, we planted a 2 acre block of Merlot in 1993 on a south-southwest facing hillside. The vines follow the north-south slope of the hills in vertical rows. This orientation, coupled with the declination of slope, allows the vines optimal use of sunshine, air drainage, and the reflective nature of the surrounding wheat fields. Great care is taken when caring for the vineyard. Under Gaynor Derby’s direction, every grape is tended by hand, including crop thinning, leaf pulling, and harvesting, not to mention hand-burying individual canes to protect them from the cold in the winters of southeastern Washington. Today, Spring Valley Vineyard consists of 115 acres of grapevines including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Read less

External Reviews for Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Red Walla Walla

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/30/2014

Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020. 2,315 cases made. -HS (55% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 18% merlot and 8% petit verdot; aged for 21 months in 65% new French oak): Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points The Frederick Red is a Bordeaux-style blend-55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merl...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020. 2,315 cases made. HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points(55% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 18% merlot and 8% petit verdot; aged for 21 months in 65% new French oak): Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ PointsThe Frederick Red is a Bordeaux-style blend55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. It doesnt show its strengths immediately, but, instead, is rather sharp, with chalky acidity. Give it several hours of breathing time and it fills out, with sweet cherry tobacco flavors, and hints of fresh-picked mushrooms. - P.G. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/19/2015

Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2020. 2,315 cases made. –HS - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points (55% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 18% merlot and 8% petit verdot; aged for 21 months in 65% new French oak): Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours. - Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points The Frederick Red is a Bordeaux-style blend—55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. It doesn’t show its strengths immediately, but, instead, is rather sharp, with chalky acidity. Give it several hours of breathing time and it fills out, with sweet cherry tobacco flavors, and hints of fresh-picked mushrooms. - P.G. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 89 Points



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