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2006 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick
Red Bordeaux Blend
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- > Walla Walla Valley
Community Tasting Notes 21
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.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 203 (47%)
- Consumed 226 (53%)