Spring Valley Frederick 2014


SKU 26232


This blend has a muscular structure. Notes of blackberry, almond paste, licorice and vanilla and rich in fruit and tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand Spring Valley
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorRefined and impeccably structured, with floral black cherry and dusty dried spice aromas, and complex plum, olive and mocha flavors that glide toward polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2023. 2,966 cases made.

Tim Fish, August 31, 2017
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateOne of my favorites in the lineup, the 2014 Frederick checks in as a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. It has classic notes of cedary spice, lead pencil shaving and currants as well as medium to full-bodied, richness, solid overall balance and building tannin. I suspect it will benefit from short term cellaring and keep for a decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2017
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis wine is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Aromas of cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, wood spice, graphite and herb lead to sweet full-bodied plum and coffee flavors. It has a lot of textural appeal, with lightly chalky tannins providing support.

Sean Sullivan, September 1, 2017