Spring Valley Frederick 2012

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This New World-styled and highly structured, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon blend's name stems from Frederick Corkrum, son to Uriah and father to Shari.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand Spring Valley
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateSlightly darker in color than the Uriah release, the 2012 Frederick checks in as a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and a splash of Petit Verdot. It's another classically styled, age-worthy wine from this estate that offers lots of tobacco leaf, lead pencil, currants and damp earth-like aromas and flavors. Elegant, ripe, medium to full-bodied and with fine tannin, enjoy it anytime over the coming 15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2015
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBroad and expansive, though not weighty, this features a focused mouthful of ripe cherry, blueberry and dusky spice notes that whirl through the long and expressive finish. The lightly prickly tannins are unobtrusive. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2022. 3,000 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis wine is 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Aromas of herbs, coffee, barrel spice and cherry are followed by tightly wound tannins and fruit flavors. Give it time to open up.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2015