Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2007
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: 15.2%
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%.
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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