2006 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Bellissimo wrote:

    September 10, 2014 - Quick hit: dark fruits, tannins well integrated, nice balance, not a lot of change over 3+ hours. Solid+

  • hoops92 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 5, 2014 - Initially tight - aeration definitely needed. Opened up into a robust cabernet, not as fruity as Napa. Well mixed oakiness and black fruits.

  • gmbdds wrote:

    May 4, 2013 - Young, tight and tannic. This is a serious and hard wine right now. Air helps bring out some blackberry and earth notes. Has potential but needs time. Not scored/Incomplete.

  • Madkat wrote: (91 points)

    March 21, 2013 - Agree with others this is drinking well now. Needs a little time to open up but then a really enjoyable bottle.

  • fournet wrote: (90 points)

    March 1, 2013 - This is drinking really well right now. Upon opening, it was tight and the tannins dominated. An hour later, it was really nice. Nose clearly a bordeaux blend but nothing special. Tannins dusty and pleasant. Heavy on the palate, and fruit becomes sweet, especially at the finish. But not a fruit bomb. Finish lingers a very long time. Lot of blueberry and blackberry and a mildly medicinal hint, which should disappear over the next couple years. I suspect this will improve over the next two years or so, as the fruit settles a bit. My score considers this potential.

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/21/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Spring Valley Vineyards Frederick Walla Walla Valley) Lovely dried red fruits mix with rosehips and light earth aromas. A bold, powerful taste packed with tannins and coffee notes. Still needs a good deal of time. 54% Cabernet; 27% Cab Franc; 10% Merlot; 7% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec. 15.4% alcohol. 3,000 cases produced.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    3/2/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Spring Valley Vineyards Frederick Walla Walla Valley) Milk chocolate mixes with anise, rose petals, black licorice, dark berry, and cigar box aromas on a fairly elegant nose for a wine that packs such a big punch. Beautifully structured with an elegant tannin backbone that provides structure but doesn’t overpower. Will benefit from some time in the cellar. 54% Cabernet; 27% Cab Franc;10% Merlot; 7% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec. 15.4% alcohol.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 203 (47%)
  • Consumed 226 (53%)

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