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2011 Spring Valley Vineyard US Red Blend "Uriah"

Winery: Spring Valley Vineyard

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Uriah"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 46% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petite Verdot, 6% Malbec, & 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 20, 2014

Wine Review: This very dark ruby red blend from Washington State opens with a mild black cherry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a blend of gentle black and red currant with notes of mild cedar and tart cherry. The finish is dry and its fine medium tannins are very well managed and linger nicely. This wine is showing very well right now and it would pair perfectly with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is the 13th vintage of Uriah. In 2011, the Merlot fruit was rich and soft while the Cabernet Franc expressed complexity and floral components because of this the blend is both complex and balanced. The nose is terroir driven expressing wheat, hay, crushed basalt and underlying summer fruits. The palate is extremely rich and soft with notes of cassis, cherry, blueberry and hints of exotic fruits. The tannins are velvety and the wine is seamless.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Spring Valley 2011 Uriah.

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