Spring Valley Vineyard

Frederick Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1219 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

A very sultry-styled wine. The nose has ripe cherry and red berries, along with a smoky, low toned rushed stone minerality. Intense and round attack, with lots of ripe (but not overripe) fruit, vanilla, and smoke. Fairly long finish with a hint of bitterness at the very end.

A very sultry-styled wine. The nose has ripe cherry and red berries, along with a smoky, low toned rushed stone minerality. Intense and round attack, with lots of ripe (but not overripe) fruit, vanilla, and smoke. Fairly long finish with a hint of bitterness at the very end.

Jun 13th, 2019
Paul Weil

This Bordeaux style blend iis from a family owned winery in Walla Walla, made from estate grown grapes. It tastes like a high end Rutherford Cabernet. It is a full bodied wine, with a deceptively light beginning. It is polished and smooth with dust mineral tannins. Tastes include cherry, mocha, red currant, and the mouthfeel is smooth and sophisticated. Its status is “preferred” 😺🍷💓

This Bordeaux style blend iis from a family owned winery in Walla Walla, made from estate grown grapes. It tastes like a high end Rutherford Cabernet. It is a full bodied wine, with a deceptively light beginning. It is polished and smooth with dust mineral tannins. Tastes include cherry, mocha, red currant, and the mouthfeel is smooth and sophisticated. Its status is “preferred” 😺🍷💓

May 25th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert).

Very Bordeaux like. Not as much pronounced leather as Bordeaux, but the medium bodied finish with the balance of fruit and secondary notes (cedar, menthol, Bing cherries, dustiness) showed it couldn't be Napa (Napa would still have a ton of fruit going on). WA is starting to really impress me.

I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert).

Very Bordeaux like. Not as much pronounced leather as Bordeaux, but the medium bodied finish with the balance of fruit and secondary notes (cedar, menthol, Bing cherries, dustiness) showed it couldn't be Napa (Napa would still have a ton of fruit going on). WA is starting to really impress me.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2017
Michael Kvasnicka

Fuck yeah

Fuck yeah

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
ADAM STROMFELD

Soft and smooth dark round plums and cherries well balanced and luscious structured perfectly this wine melts in your mouth

Soft and smooth dark round plums and cherries well balanced and luscious structured perfectly this wine melts in your mouth

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016
Alex Wishkoski

Dusty dark black fruit to start, love the balance of the cab franc through the finish. Delicious.

Dusty dark black fruit to start, love the balance of the cab franc through the finish. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
Austin Beeman

Dark sense black fruit nose. M+ body with cocoa and tar leather. Bright acid and jelly finish. $52

Dark sense black fruit nose. M+ body with cocoa and tar leather. Bright acid and jelly finish. $52

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Dave Smigielski

Couldn't decide between Uriah and Frederick. Eenie meenie miney mo.

Couldn't decide between Uriah and Frederick. Eenie meenie miney mo.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014
Keith Murphy

A rare venture into the New World for me and it was quite enjoyable. #nationalwineday

A rare venture into the New World for me and it was quite enjoyable. #nationalwineday

May 25th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Frederick Corkrum played football for Whitman College in Walla Walla where he graduated in 1921. And apparently Whitman was the last undefeated college basketball team this year until their loss a few hours ago in the DIII Final Four. So there's that...

As for the wine, it's 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec. Opens with a rustic nose of leather, cigar box, cinder block, dry earth, and cocoa powder, with muted cherry ever-present, but in the background. The Cab Franc really comes though on the palate, showing an herbaceous, grilled pepper edge. A classically styled representation of Bordeaux, but slender by comparison for Walla Walla.

Frederick Corkrum played football for Whitman College in Walla Walla where he graduated in 1921. And apparently Whitman was the last undefeated college basketball team this year until their loss a few hours ago in the DIII Final Four. So there's that...

As for the wine, it's 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec. Opens with a rustic nose of leather, cigar box, cinder block, dry earth, and cocoa powder, with muted cherry ever-present, but in the background. The Cab Franc really comes though on the palate, showing an herbaceous, grilled pepper edge. A classically styled representation of Bordeaux, but slender by comparison for Walla Walla.

Mar 18th, 2017