Friday, December 05, 2008

Spring Valley Uriah 2005 Wine Review (NW)



Tasting notes:

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!

2 comments:

Emily said...

how could any other experience with this wine possibly come close to the first one??!! : )

Anonymous said...

Got Timbalo Em?