Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2008
Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.3%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This New World-styled Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend offers intense aromas of tobacco leaf
and blackberry on the nose, with hints of rose petal and green peppercorn. The wine is dry, but
with a creamy texture, and is soft and intense and packed with fine-grained tannins. The finish
is full of vanilla and orange extract. This is a wine to cellar.
"Dense and juicy, this is packed with disarmingly delicious currant, plum, roasted meat and mineral flavors, and when the finish kicks in this shows elegance and finesse. Offers power and personality, with deft balance."
"The 2008 Frederick Red Wine is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc with the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. Spice box, Asian spices, cassis, and blackberry aromas are followed by a Bordeaux-like, relatively forward, savory, full-bodied wine that will deliver optimum drinking from 2012 through 2020.
The Wine Advocate
As with Andrew Wills' Two Blondes, Frederick Red is eccentric and BOLD more than lusty. I liked it better than Two Blondes but not by much. Both are excellent example of the best in Washington wine.
supple, soft, full of flavor, and nice lingering tannins, yum.....
Smooth & Supple
This wine was very good with nice balance of fruit and tannins. It was much better after being allowed to decant for 1-2 hours. It removed the alcholol aroma from it. If I had known the price was going to go up so much I would have purchased a lot more.
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Spring Valley Vineyard is a limited-production winery producing only estate-grown-and-bottled red wines. For more than a century, the Corkum-Derby family has been farming the area known as Spring Valley. Grapes were first planted in 1993. Spring Valley produced its first estate grown and bottled wine, Uriah, with the 1999 vintage. Today, Uriah is one of Washington's most...
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Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah.
In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...
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