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Waterstone Merlot Napa Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose shows some subtle dried bay leaf undertones and hints of lightly nutty oak framing rather fresh plum fruit. Restrained yet balanced. This enters the mouth with freshness and some precision, which unfolds with fine red plum and berry fruit over a light wash of oak spice and earthy elements. The acidity is juicy and the tannins crisp, adding to the balanced, transparent mouthfeel. The finish shows a little nervy edge and fine persistence to the cranberry-rhubarb flavors that continue to cover the oak right through the slightly nutty and cocoa-dusted finale. 91pts

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Waterstone Winery:
Three vineyards, four Zinfandels and one shared passion for the pursuit of small lot, single-vineyard wines are the driving force behind one of California's newest wineries, Z-52 . Seasoned winemaker Philip Zorn and veteran wine executive Brent Shortridge wear all the hats at Z-52, and their dedication to distinctive Zinfandels is evident at every turn. The heart and soul of this boutiqu... Read more
Three vineyards, four Zinfandels and one shared passion for the pursuit of small lot, single-vineyard wines are the driving force behind one of California's newest wineries, Z-52 . Seasoned winemaker Philip Zorn and veteran wine executive Brent Shortridge wear all the hats at Z-52, and their dedication to distinctive Zinfandels is evident at every turn. The heart and soul of this boutique winery, named for the shared “Z” in both Zinfandel and Zorn, (the 52 references the 52 weeks in a vintage year, 52 rows in Agnes' Vineyard, and 52 cards in a full deck) is its commitment to producing high-end Zinfandels from some of the oldest vineyards in the Lodi and Amador County regions. Z-52 ‘s minimalist approach to winemaking embraces the notion that terroir and its influence on grape character is essential to producing outstanding Zinfandel. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Waterstone Merlot Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,799
4.00 5
10/09/2012

The nose shows some subtle dried bay leaf undertones and hints of lightly nutty oak framing rather fresh plum fruit. Restrained yet balanced. This enters the mouth with freshness and some precision, which unfolds with fine red plum and berry fruit over a light wash of oak spice and earthy elements. The acidity is juicy and the tannins crisp, adding to the balanced, transparent mouthfeel. The finish shows a little nervy edge and fine persistence to the cranberry-rhubarb flavors that continue to cover the oak right through the slightly nutty and cocoa-dusted finale. 91pts


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
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4.00 5
10/09/2012

A soft wine with some leather and black cherry. Really enjoyable and easy to drink. Stands up even against spicy food.




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