Spring Valley Uriah 2005

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Spring Valley Uriah 2005
$39.99

SKU 1916

750ml

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A very bright and powerful wine with plenty of crushed red berry flavors. More oak character, but already perfectly integrated. A very balanced wine in acid, fruit and oak. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add structure, complexity, and a huge mouth feel. Tannins are concentrated with a nice, long, elegant finish on chocolate notes.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand Spring Valley
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Uriah is composed of 59% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot aged in approximately 50% new French oak. Purple-colored, it has an attractive bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, and an amalgam of red and black fruits. This is followed by a supple-textured wine with good grip, layers of savory, spicy flavors, and a firm structure. It will evolve for 2-3 years with this Saint-Emilion look-alike being at its best from 2012 to 2020.

Jay Miller, June 2008
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Wine SpectatorFirm in texture and generous with its black cherry and tar flavors, picking up pretty raspberry and vanilla notes as the finish lingers impressively. A bit lighter than usual. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2013.

Harvey Steiman, May 15, 2008
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Wine EnthusiastPurple and black fruits spread across the midpalate, with herbal, tannic flavors from the Franc and floral highlights from the PV. There is a bit of a hole in the middle, and the tannins seem to hit a bit hard following that drop-off. It could be a phase, or it could be a failing.

Paul Gregutt, July 1, 2008