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92 points - Wine Spectator 2010 Nina Lee Syrah Walla Walla
Focused, lively, inviting and distinctive, with bay leaf and loam overtones to the bright blackberry flavor. Finishes with a floral flourish. Drink now through 2018. 04/30/2013
The Seattle Times
...Looking back over a year's worth of my reviews of Washington cab francs, I see the accolades very evenly distributed. Recent releases from Tranche, Walla Walla Vintners, Barrister, Camaraderie, Spring Valley Vineyard, Va Piano, Kestrel, O• S, Arbor Crest, Tamarack Cellars and Dumas Station have all scored 90 points or higher. Close behind are cab francs from Stevens, Fielding Hills, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Cold Creek Vineyard), Palouse, Covington Cellars, Two Mountain, Three Rivers, Januik, Woodinville Wine Cellars, DiStefano and Maryhill. Quite honestly, until I looked them up in the database, I had not realized that the diversity and quality were so widespread. Not only that, but the appellations from which the grapes are sourced include Lake Chelan, Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and, of course, the more generic Columbia Valley. It's pretty clear that cabernet franc is every bit as good as cabernet sauvignon here in Washington. http://seattletimes.com/html/wineadviser/2020650201_pacificpadviser07.html 04/05/2013
90 points - Wine Enthusiast 2010 Nina Lee Syrah Walla Walla
This Syrah is aged for 21 months in 100% French oak—half of which was new. Spring Valley Vineyard has had a dramatic expansion, which has allowed it to increase production without damaging quality. Soft and smooth, this offers a pretty raspberry flavor that’s lightly peppery, with a hint of sweet grain and a side note of orange peel that rides on the tip of the tongue. It’s a pleasure to drink already, although it can be cellared for another 6–8 years. 04/01/2013
91 points - “Cellar Selection” - Wine Enthusiast 2010 Katherine Corkrum Cabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley
Production has increased dramatically, but quality remains quite good for this estate-grown Cabernet Franc. Deep and plummy, it’s a rich, round mouthful of blue and black fruits that are dressed up with plenty of spicy oak tones. The tannins are polished and bring some finishing flavors of black tea. This should age for a decade at least. 04/01/2013
91 points - “Cellar Selection” - Wine Enthusiast 2010 Sharilee Petit Verdot Walla Walla Valley
This is the winery’s first Petit Verdot, and it’s a beauty. Firm and muscular, it has plenty of blackberry and black cherry flavors hanging on its tannic bones. The finish shows a smack of dark chocolate, and the overall structure suggests that this will age for 15 years or more. 04/01/2013