While visiting with Serge LaVille, French winemaker for Spring Valley Vineyard, he held up a bottle of Frederick 2003 and started to pour a sampling for us - - all of a sudden we saw the resemblance! We couldn't resist asking Serge if he had posed for the bottle. Of course, we knew he hadn't, but he said that it wasn't the first time he has been asked this.
Frederick is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot) and the name stems from Frederick Corkrum who farmed the five generation wheat land that is now known as the Spring Valley Vineyard.
Serge commented, "Perhaps it was fate that I came to work for this winery."