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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2008
Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2008
(search item no. 114204)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Spring Valley Vineyard:

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 acclaimed red wines, and the Spring Valley family of wines has grown to include seven red wines: Uriah (Merlot-based blend), Frederick (Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend), Nina Lee (100% Syrah), Katherine Corkrum (100% Cabernet Franc), Mule Skinner (100% Merlot), Derby (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) and the newest release, Sharilee (Petit Verdot). The names given to their wines are a tribute to the family members who have struggled and succeeded in farming the same land where Spring Valley Vineyard now flourishes.