Spring Valley Frederick Red Wine 2014
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WS Top 100 List #3This blend has a muscular structure. Notes of blackberry, almond paste, licorice and vanilla and rich in fruit and tannins. Pair with grilled ribeye steak, prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with gorgonzola, caramelized brussels sprouts.
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Wine Spectator#39 on WS Top 100! Refined and impeccably structured, with floral black cherry and dusty dried spice aromas, and complex plum, olive and mocha flavors that glide toward polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2023.
Wine AdvocateOne of my favorites in the lineup, the 2014 Frederick checks in as a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. It has classic notes of cedary spice, lead pencil shaving and currants as well as medium to full-bodied, richness, solid overall balance and building tannin. I suspect it will benefit from short term cellaring and keep for a decade.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Aromas of cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, wood spice, graphite and herb lead to sweet full-bodied plum and coffee flavors. It has a lot of textural appeal, with lightly chalky tannins providing support.