Red

2005 Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • EFeldhake Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 12, 2020 - Deep garnet and color with slight breaking edges. Nose of cherries, vanilla, and hence of tobacco. Lovely taste of being cherries, milk chocolate, leather, tar. and a rustic quality. Resolve tannins, bright fruit, and complementary acidity. A lovely wine drinking well and then it’s prime. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5 years.

  • no leashes wrote: 92 points

    May 25, 2019 - Rich, delicious and mouth coating flavors, with pencil lead, dark fruit, spice and mineral flavors. Really drinking well.

  • skifree wrote: 91 points

    October 5, 2018 - This was in full bloom. Lots of ripe black fruit, tannins were integrated, so it had nice complexity with the fruit dominating.

  • rmcnees Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 16, 2018 - In my tasting note from 2009 I stated this needed more time. In my last tasting note in 2017 I said, 'Its time!" Tonight, this wine has matured and improved with further aging and was better still, consistent with my recent tasting back in May of this year when I wrote below.

    "Much better, smoother and more approachable than last tasting five years ago when I said it needs more time. Its time! Dark garnet colored, medium full bodied, smooth polished forward aromatic black currant and black berry fruits give way to hint of nicely integrated oak turning to tones of minerality, black cherry and dark mocha chocolate with hints of anise and tobacco."

    We drank half the bottle with dinner last night, and it was even better today with grilled tenderloin for our Sunday afternoon dinner! Its showing elegance and finesse and smooth polished texture with velvety tannins on the long finish. This is definitely as its apex in its fourteenth year!

    https://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2018/09/uriah-spring-valley-vineyards-walla.html

  • TallMikeWine Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 3, 2018 - The accounts of the demise of this wine are greatly exaggerated. Don't believe that window here on CT that says 3 years ago this was done! I mean, sure, time to drink up, but if you've saved this one for a bit, DO enjoy the secondary and tertiary flavors coming through, especially the Franc's rose petal and chocolate notes. This wine is certainly not the bar room brawler it probably was in it's youth (just looking at that picture of Urhiah on the label), but it's a proper gentleman now. Taking your hat and coat when you arrive and showing you a proper time all evening long, before calling you an Uber. Right?

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Washington Wine Report

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

    (Spring Valley Vineyards Uriah Walla Walla Valley) A lively nose with strong black licorice and jammy fruit. Lithe and refined on the palate. A lot of texture and grainy tannins. 59% Merlot; 36% Cab Franc; 5% Petit Verdot. 14.8% alcohol. 3,000 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Spring Valley Vineyard
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Uriah
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 088586002144

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 282 (31%)
  • Consumed 624 (69%)

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