Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2010
Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
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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: 14.7%
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 2010 Frederick has aromas of dark fruit, plum and rose petal and complex flavors of licorice and fresh ripe summer berries with a long, soft finish.
Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
"Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot."
"Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours.
International Wine Cellar
"More than half of this blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, this is sweet and direct in its notes of cassis and black plum compote, but the tannins are firm and precise. It feels tightly focused, ready to be paired with something substantial like entrecote. "
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