Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick 2006


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Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick 2006

Spring Valley Vineyard was established in 1993 on wheat land in Spring Valley, Walla Walla County; land that has been farmed by the Corkrum family for five generations. Evaluation of the terroir revealed an excellent environment for growing wine grapes. With elevation between 1,200 and 1,500 feet, today Spring Valley maintains a forty-acre vineyard made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, CabernetFranc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Syrah. Placed on a south-southwest facing hillside, the vines follow the north-south slope of the hills in vertical rows. This orientation, coupled with the declination of slope affords the vines optimal sunshine, cold air, drainage, and takes advantage of the reflective nature of the surrounding hills. Following the tradition of Uriah, Frederick and Nina Lee Corkrum, Shari Corkrum Derby and her husband Dean Derby continue to operate the wheat, vineyard and winery. Deans brother, Gaynor Derby, manages the vineyard. The hard work, traditional values and deep family ties that have kept the ranch going got over 100 years is mirrored in Spring Valley Vineyards signature offerings.

Vinous 92 points – (14.4% alcohol; Spring Valley’s Left Bank blend; 50% new oak): Healthy dark red–although none of these wines are crystal-clear as they were not fined or filtered. Very dark scents of blackberry, cassis and black cherry suggest a rather muscular wine. Densely packed and tightly wound, with an impression of ripe acidity framing and enlivening the youthful flavors of cassis, blackberry, cocoa powder, mocha and spices. No sign of either greenness or heat here. The tannins spread out horizontally to saturate the palate on the firm, long back end..Stephen Tanzer, November/2016

Notes of blackberry, almond paste, licorice and vanilla and rich in fruit and tannins.

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in