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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Spring Valley Uriah Walla Walla 2006
Spring Valley Uriah Walla Walla 2006
(search item no. 97401)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#60 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

A blend of 54% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 6%Malbec.

A nose of complex dark fruit with hints of cedar, crushed stone, an dry herbs leads into black fruit, licorice, and grenadine syrup on the palate. The perfectly integrated oak leaves no edge and the huge tannins are packed and concentrated but melt on the mouth. This wine has great aging potential and can be enjoyed now.

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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.