Spring Valley Vineyard 2009 Frederick, Walla Walla Valley, $50

By on February 23, 2013

Washington wineThis wine is named after Frederick Corkrum, father to Shari Corkrum Derby, who operates the wheat fields, vineyard and winery for this Ste. Michelle Wine Estates label. It is a red blend heavy on Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, with opulent influence from French oak, 65% of those barrels being new. It opens with aromas of cinnamon bark, dark cherry, cedar and strawberry, followed by flavors of black cherry, vanilla, dark licorice, mint and bittersweet chocolate.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 2,000 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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