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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%
Item no. 125175
The 2010 Frederick has aromas of dark fruit, plum and rose petal and complex flavors of licorice and fresh ripe summer berries with a long, soft finish.
Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
Firm in texture, with a grip of chewy tannins surrounding a sleek core of vivid currant and plum fruit, this lingers enticingly, showing intensity without weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Bright, saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of black cherry, cocoa and rose petal, plus a touch of bitter chocolate. Sappy and light on its feet, showing a restrained sweetness to its youthful berry, spice and floral flavors. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and good length. Clearly a wine from a cooler year--and not at all heavy for its 14.7% alcohol. Remained quite fresh in the recorked bottle for 48 hours.
More than half of this blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, this is sweet and direct in its notes of cassis and black plum compote, but the tannins are firm and precise. It feels tightly focused, ready to be paired with something substantial like entrecote.