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2011 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
- Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 4
Ed@WMW Likes this wine: (89 points)
July 17, 2016 - Had higher hopes for this walla walla Bordeaux blend ... 60/30++ CS/CF and the cab franc seemed to dominate... Medium to full body with red pepper and red fruit followed by eucalyptus and sweet tobacco ... Just lacking the umph to put it over the top and hit 90pts... Good wine but a hole in the middle somewhere, lacking the big finish
MoreWinePlease wrote: (88 points)
November 8, 2015 - @$37 not the best QPR. The fruit came across a little dry and thin (maybe too Bordeaux like, even for the vintage). The cab franc added some lift and complexity but overall it easily drinkable but unexciting. Medium finish. May age into something more interesting but for me it would still lack the richness of fruit that I look for but don't always find.
lsupp Likes this wine: (87 points)
January 29, 2015 - Tasted like a 2eme classe Bordeaux - some level of complexity, with dark fruit and minerality, medium to light mouthfeel. Drank over 2 days, best on day 1 when the stemmy qualities were most apparent.
December 18, 2014 - While many domestic red blends can seem rather alike, this distinctive wine is not of them. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser; while it wasn't quite to my style, everyone else in the room seemed completely delighted with it.
And I can see some of its merits. A nice and spicy nose, perhaps in part due to the Cabernet Franc in the mix: pepper, mint, and maybe even nutmeg? In the mouth it did a good job of balancing potentially opposing elements; it was smooth but still lively, big but not heavy, and many-layered but integrated. Perhaps it was the easy resolution here that kept me from enjoying it more, a certain lack of tension that would have kept me coming back for another sip.
On the other hand, it is still youthful and could gain some shape and complications of the interesting sort in a few more years.1 person found this helpful Comment
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Spring Valley Vineyard
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation Frederick
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Walla Walla Valley
- UPC Code 088586002113
- Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 263 (69%)
- Consumed 113 (30%)
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