The names given to Spring Valley Vineyard wines are a tribute to the family members who have succeeded in farming the same land where the vineyard and winery now flourish. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend's name stems from Frederick Corkrum, son to Uriah and father to Shari, who grew up in Spring Valley.
This New World-styled Cabernet Sauvignon blend is a highly structured, fruit-driven wine,
what in France would be called "Un Vin Charpente," or a wine with strong structure like
a roof. A nose of candied plum, blackberry jam, and flowers leads into a huge, soft palate,
with Cabernet Franc adding texture and vibrancy to the big, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon.
"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. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2020. 1,150 cases made. "
"The 2007 Frederick Cabernet Sauvignon Blend is made up of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot aged for 21 months in 62% new French oak. Purple/black in color, it sports an enticing perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, espresso, black currant, and blackberry. Full-bodied, dense, and youthful, it requires another 3-4 years of cellaring. It will offer prime drinking from 2015 to 2032.
The Wine Advocate
"Plush and plummy, this blend is half cabernet sauvignon with the balance franc, merlot and a little petit verdot. It leads with dark blue fruit scents marked by a deep savory note. It’s a big wine with youthful, fruit-forward flavors, the austere tannins needing bottle age to evolve."
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