Wine Spectator Daily Pick - 08/10/12!
WS 93 WE 92 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Focused, ripe, deftly balanced and generous with its dark berry and mint flavors, lingering enticingly against light prickles of tannins on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2016.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This Merlot-dominated blend features juicy berry flavors and tart, citrusy acids. It has gentle details of pepper, herb, lemon verbena and orange peel. It’s a pleasure to see more elegant complexity in these latest Spring Valley reds.
Tasting Notes - A refined nose with scents of cherry jam, wheat fields, clove, and pepper leads into a bright, firmly structured wine full of fresh strawberry, raspberry, and cassis fruit flavors and a balanced level of acidity. This wine is rich, generous, and seamless. Elegant, sweet tannins linger on a long and complex finish. Rated 90+