Spring Valley Frederick 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Walla Walla
WS
92
WA
92
VM
92
JS
91
Additional vintages
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Supple and elegantly complex, with polished blackberry and licorice flavors that take on richness on a long, silky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 3,688 cases made. ... More details
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Spring Valley Frederick 2016 750ml

SKU 840208
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Professional Ratings
WS
92
WA
92
VM
92
JS
91
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Supple and elegantly complex, with polished blackberry and licorice flavors that take on richness on a long, silky finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 3,688 cases made.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
Beginning with a red-fruited nose, the 2016 Frederick has generous aromas of dusty dark cherries, red florals and focused spices. Full-bodied on the palate, the wine is strict with building tannins and seems to be just a touch tight right now-it will take a few years to settle and come into focus. The wine is expressive with a focused acid structure that is pleasing and will easily pair with grilled red meats and chops. It ends with a long, lingering finish with black cherry and hints of sage over soft oak tones. 3,604 cases were made.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Bright, dark red. Brooding, slightly medicinal scents of black cherry and menthol lifted by flowers. The densest and sweetest of these 2016s, but conveys a youthfully brooding quality to its flavors of red and black fruits, menthol and spices. Finishes classically dry, with substantial firm but ripe tannins and the density to support an extended life in bottle. (a different blend from normal, featuring an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, most of it from blocks planted in 2006, 2001 and 1999)
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
Complex aromas of currants, walnuts and iodine. Medium body, round and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. A blend of 93% cabernet sauvignon, 5% syrah and 2% cabernet franc. Drink now and enjoy.
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size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Walla Walla
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 92 - Beginning with a red-fruited nose, the 2016 Frederick has generous aromas of dusty dark cherries, red florals and focused spices. Full-bodied on the palate, the wine is strict with building tannins and seems to be just a touch tight right now-it will take a few years to settle and come into focus. The wine is expressive with a focused acid structure that is pleasing and will easily pair with grilled red meats and chops. It ends with a long, lingering finish with black cherry and hints of sage over soft oak tones. 3,604 cases were made.
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Region: Washington State

Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Walla Walla

The beautiful wine region of Columbia Valley in Washington State is one of the true gems of the United States' wine industry, full of innovative wineries and dedicated vintners, keen to prove that their terroir is as good as any found elsewhere in the world. Within Columbia Valley, we find the beautiful sub-region of Walla Walla, typified by its gently sloping hills and dry, arid soil. The sub-region of Walla Walla has been building up a powerful reputation for excellence over the past few decades, and many successful vintages in the late 90's prompted the opening of several new wineries within the area, boosting the local industry and increasing competition. The key grape varietals of Walla Walla are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which love the hot climatic conditions and dry, arid soils of the region, and produce magnificently complex and flavorful wines.
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Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Appellation: Walla Walla

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