2015 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick

Year: 2015
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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Blend: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec

"Impressively combines a firm, structured backbone with polished and expressive black cherry and dusky spice flavors that take on richness toward broad-shouldered but polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2026. 2,992 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"Another blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2015 Frederick isn't too far from the Uriah, offering up aromas of spicy berry fruit and a juicy, medium to full-bodied palate with an attractively textural attack, powdery structuring tannins and juicy acids." (WA)

"(47% new oak): Sweet dark red berries on the nose, complicated by spicy Taransaud oak barrels. Boasts very good energy in spite of its high pH (3.97), with its sweet berry and spice flavors lifted by a high note of licorice pastille. Finishes tight but promising, with tongue-dusting tannins and noteworthy length." (VM)

"This wine shines in the sunshine of the 2015 vintage with abundant dark cherries and red plums, as well as mulberries. The palate has very smoothly honed tannins and delivers a long, plush and approachable style. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 8% malbec. Drink in the next six years." (JS)

"Based on 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Malbec, the 2015 Red Wine Frederick gives up slightly more intensity, with notions of cassis, cedary herbs, graphite, and bouquet garni. It too is classic on the palate, with ripe tannins, a balanced, layered texture, and terrific length. It can be drunk today or cellared for 10-15 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The 2015 Frederick is a very complex wine with rich texture. This blend is layered with fruit, spice and lingering tannins.