Waterbrook Merlot Red Mountain 2008

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Slightly sweet and hit floral aromas. Juicy and pleasant, with nice fresh acidity, lively black fruit and a cedar box 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
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Member Reviews for Waterbrook Merlot Red Mountain

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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/06/2011

Slightly sweet and hit floral aromas. Juicy and pleasant, with nice fresh acidity, lively black fruit and a cedar box finish.


Snooth User: smcbride1422
10685529
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/21/2012

Pair portobello mushrooms


Snooth User: missgldelx
505450137
2.50 5
07/07/2012

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Coastalcorks
238122234
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/11/2011

Dense fruit gradually giving way to hints of spice and cocoa. Very satisfying all around.


Snooth User: mwid625
727268171
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2011

Bottle open 1 hour prior to tasting. On the nose, I detect a changing bouquet with caramel, raspberries, plum, cocoa, cherry and rose petal. I sensed notes of spice, cherry, and some amount of hear. The finish dissolved from spice to cocoa over a period of time. I also tasted this with a steak + bearnaise sauce, which heavily muted the fruit flavors and brought out the tannic structure and cocoa notes.


Snooth User: tonejac
3425814
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/02/2011

Very delicious. The best merlot I've tasted to date.


External Reviews for Waterbrook Merlot Red Mountain

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

This polished red gleams with raspberry and red plum fruit, framed with hints of coconut, clove and red pepper that linger gorgeously through the silky finish. Drink now through 2014


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Polished in texture, this is balanced well to show expressive currant, blueberry and coffee flavors, lingering beautifully against refined tannins. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

WS: 91 Points WE: 90 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

Nuances of leather and tobacco fill this deep red wine. rich flavors of coffee and plums fill the palate complemented by currants and rounded tannins on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

Plum blossoms and soft talc make for a pleasant nose backed up by cinnamon, date and fig flavors, appearing modestly amongst juicy ripe black cherry and boysenberry gliding into a seamless finish.




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