Waterbrook Red Blend Columbia Valley Mélange Noir 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 Waterbrook Red Blend Columbia Valley Mélange Noir

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

Crisp in texture and beautifully focused to show its rose petal-accented blackberry and cherry flavors, finishing firm and persistent. Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and others. Best from 2009 through 2013.


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

Not as forward and lush as the appealing 2005, this all-purpose red, tasted a few months prior to its official release, is still knitting the components together. What is in place is plenty of tart, ripe raspberry fruit, precise and clean, and a soft backdrop of lightly chocolaty tannins.


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

Fresh and lively, open in texture, with blackberry and red pepper aromas and flavors, picking up an earthy note as the sweet fruit persists on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and others. Drink now through 2010.


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.


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

This bright blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and cabernet franc has a caramel scent to go along with its dark cassis flavors. Balanced, clean, fruity and bright, it's got the dusty sangiovese tannins for braised beef.


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.


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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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