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Melange Blanc Columbia Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet color leads to inviting aromatics of blueberry, currant and cedar. Big, rich, ripe fruit develops throughout the palate. Structured tannins and balanced acidity supports lingering fruit on the well rounded finish.

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Waterbrook Winery:
Waterbrook Winery in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington is known for producing highly acclaimed wines that boast outstanding quality. Founded in 1984, it was the fourth established winery in Walla Walla and our name was chosen to complement the translation from Nez Perce Indian dialect for the name Walla Walla, meaning "running water." Now in its 25th Anniversary year, Waterbrook has grown fr... Read more
Waterbrook Winery in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington is known for producing highly acclaimed wines that boast outstanding quality. Founded in 1984, it was the fourth established winery in Walla Walla and our name was chosen to complement the translation from Nez Perce Indian dialect for the name Walla Walla, meaning "running water." Now in its 25th Anniversary year, Waterbrook has grown from a family run operation to an internationally recognized leader in Washington State winemaking. With numerous "Top Value" and "Best Buy" reviews, Waterbrook's entire portfolio is consistently awarded for its focus on value and quality and has earned the recognition as "Walla Walla's premium value wine." "Founded in 1984, it established itself as the value brand in the region, a mantle it can claim to this day." - Paul Gregutt, Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide Read less

External Reviews for Melange Blanc Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Waterbrookandrsquo;s red wines are still a work in progress but the 2008 Melange Noir can be recommended. It is a four variety blend with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the lead. It is a round, savory, easy-to-understand red that will pair well with burgers and pizza over the next 2andndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Generous, supple and appealing for its savory-accented cherry flavors, lingering effectively against a mild burr of tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Counoise, Grenache, Mourvandegrave;dre, Cinsault, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah and Carignane. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Waterbrook’s red wines are still a work in progress but the 2008 Melange Noir can be recommended. It is a four variety blend with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the lead. It is a round, savory, easy-to-understand red that will pair well with burgers and pizza over the next 2–3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Ripe and plump, generous with its spicy, mocha-scented cherry and blackberry flavors, persisting smoothly through the long, harmonious finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Washington Super Tuscan plus! Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Sangiovese (26%), Merlot (25%), Syrah (13%) and if that wasn't enough a dash of Cabernet Franc (3%) like perfume behind the ears! This is Old World winemaking with experimental flair. Also delicious. Extremely balanced and pure with sinewy frame and layers of fresh, ripe fruit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Young, fragrant, and loaded with milk chocolate and spicy berry. Tight, tannic, with grip and tang; pleasingly moderate, listed under 14% alcohol. Although this has no Grenache in it, it has that sort of tart berry quality, with stiffer tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Lithe and distinctive, with a harmonious range of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and spice mingling effortlessly on the light, refined finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo.


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Deep garnet color leads to inviting aromatics of blueberry, currant and cedar. Big, rich, ripe fruit develops throughout the palate. Structured tannins and balanced acidity supports lingering fruit on the well rounded finish.

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