Spring Valley Uriah 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Nose of blueberry, raspberry, and spice
Dense, dark berry core on the palate
Moderately strong tannins on the finish with black cherry, mixed berries, and cocoa
It's always a treat to see this wine on a restaurant wine list. I recently paid $88 for the pleasure of popping the cork at a casual, upscale restaurant. (The retail price is around $45).
While complex and fragrant, the 2005 is a bit tighter and more tannic than in prior years. This is the third vintage I've sampled, and although it's the least impressive, it is still a terrific wine. Raise a glass!