2012 Spring Valley "Uriah" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1199756 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Ruby and mostly opaque, the 2012 Uriah checks in as a blend of 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. It offers loads of red plum, spice-box, dried flowers and creamy licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure, supple, elegant and nicely structured profile on the palate. The élevage here is 18 months in 55% new French oak, and the oak is beautifully integrated. It has a classical, balanced feel and I suspect it will age beautifully. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years. (JD)  (6/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Editors' Choice* Merlot and Cabernet Franc make up the majority of this wine, along with pinches of Petit Verdot and Malbec. It commands attention with aromas of flowers, herbs, freshly tilled soil, cherry, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The palate is outrageously textured with a hypnotic mouthfeel and a finish that sails into the distance. Far from a blockbuster style, it's all about elegance and detail. (SS)  (11/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Lithe and focused, with black currant and spice flavors, coming together against polished tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. (HS)  (8/2015)

92 points Vinous

 Full red-ruby. Restrained. fresh aromas of cherry, redcurrant, graphite and licorice. Shows a subtle sweetness and a lightly saline character to the intense, fine-grained flavors of dark plum, currant, menthol and chocolatey, spice oak. Classy wine with a very suave texture, noble tannins and excellent subtle length. The Spring Valley wines have been far more refined in the last two vintages than ever before. (ST)  (11/2015)

K&L Notes

This Right-Bank-inspired estate blend from Walla Walla is 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. From the winery: "The nose on our 2012 Uriah exudes complex layers of herbs and almond paste. On the palate, it is very creamy with bright flavors of summer fruit and the fine tannins lead to a spectacularly long finish."


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