Slightly sweet and hit floral aromas. Juicy and pleasant, with nice fresh acidity, lively black fruit and a cedar box finish.
Pair portobello mushrooms
Two and a half glasses
Dense fruit gradually giving way to hints of spice and cocoa. Very satisfying all around.
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.
Very delicious. The best merlot I've tasted to date.
External Reviews for Waterbrook Merlot Red Mountain
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
Polished in texture, this is balanced well to show expressive currant, blueberry and coffee flavors, lingering beautifully against refined tannins. Drink now through 2011.
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.