Red

2012 Spring Valley Vineyard Cabernet Franc Katherine Corkrum

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • stevensc3@aol.com Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 22, 2020 - Wine.com had some back vintages of Spring Valley Vineyards available, at least for those on the West Coast. I had to grab this one from the great Washington vintage of 2012.

    I also bought a 2014 Uriah. It was good, but you could still taste some oak, if you weren't willing to have it open for a few hours. While the tannin structure didn't necessarily indicate it needed more time, the oak suggested it might benefit from more time in your cellar.

    This 2012 Cabernet Franc is definitely ready to drink. You can pour right away after opening if you like. Nice bright and floral fruit on the nose, along with some classic Cab Franc dried herbs. Maybe just a hint of almonds, vanilla, or butterscotch on the nose as well.

    The wine tasted pretty closely to how it smelled. Graceful fruit with long length. You don't taste wood on the finish. Rather, it expresses itself as a bit of vanilla and butterscotch.

    This is a pretty, elegant, delicious, and food friendly wine at this point. If you have one, feel free to open it up!

  • lanche50 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 4, 2020 - July 4th dinner

  • iDrum4Wine Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 4, 2019 - Deep purple hue that opens with dried herbs and floral aromas. Red plum and peppercorn on the palate with a lingering finish of almond and cedar. In its prime drinking window, with softer tannins and medium acidity. Paired nicely with grilled pork tenderloin.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DENNISREITZ wrote: 95 points

    November 29, 2018 - - It's balanced with a full body. Juicy texture with a long finish - This is the best Cab Franc we have tasted in over 20 years, our score of 95 is a complimentary to the wine maker at Spring Valley in WallaWalla Wa.

  • garambler Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 2, 2018 - I took this to a friends 11/2/18 Cab Franc tasting. It had a deep, rich, expressive nose of earth, black cherry, raspberry, mocha, cocoa, anise and spice aromas. The palate was taut, elegant and dry with flavors of mocha, cocoa, black cherry, raspberry, red licorice, herb and spice.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Washington Turns Up the Heat (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spring Valley Vineyard
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Katherine Corkrum
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 088586003752

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 175 (39%)
  • Consumed 269 (60%)

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