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2005 Frederick Red Wine

Walla Walla Valley

There is a lot of muscle in this fifth seductive vintage of Frederick. The nose is bright with scents of licorice and blackberry. The mouth feel is huge with a concentration of dark ripe black fruit. As usual, the tannins are richly present with exceptional quality, adding to a lingering, soft finish. This wine is enjoyable now, although I recommend opening the bottle 48 hours in advance to decant, as this wine has a very serious aging potential.

Wine Enthusiast
November 1st, 2008

Wine Analysis:

  • Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 15.9% 
  • TA: 0.62 g/100 ml 
  • pH: 3.70 
  • Aging: 20 months in 100% French oak and 56% new oak
  • Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyards: 100% Spring Valley Vineyard Estate Bottled