Spring Valley's most terroir driven blend, mostly Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A rich wine coming from one of the warmest harvests. The tannins are velvety and the finish is long and soft.
Blend: 59% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot,1% Malbec
The Merlot blend of the estate, the 2016 Uriah Red Wine is 59% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. Aged 18 months in 25% new French oak, it offers lots of classic black cherry and chocolatey currant fruits as well as notes of leafy herbs and tobacco. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully polished, it's another beautiful, elegant wine from this estate that does everything right.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts.
Dried cedar with chocolate, iodine and black fruit. Medium body, round and soft tannins and a delicious finish. So delicious. A blend of 59% merlot, 39% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
- James Suckling, 93 pts.
The 2016 Uriah begins with a firm, focused core of dark red and black fruit on the nose, with purple flowers and soft oak spices that waft subtly out of the glass. The medium to full-bodied palate has some strict tannins that grip with complexity across the mid-palate. The tight core is well-balanced, with a seamless expression of soft, dusty cherry skin and black plum essence that lingers long on the finish. If you haven't tried this wine, it's time to give it a try!
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 pts.