“Juicy and bright with tangy plum and berry fruit; fresh and clean, racy and lifted with long, lively flavors.” - Anthony Dias Blue
"Light and tangy, with tobacco and coffee overtones to the black cherry and tangy balsamic flavors, lingering with persistence. Offers presence and refinement." (published in the Wine Spectator Advance)
"An easy-drinking Merlot that is juicy, fresh, and supple, with lifted aromas of black raspberry, red cherry, and baking spices. On the palate, the vivid mélange of berry fruit comes coupled with vanilla, leather, and cocoa, while a hint of licorice appears on the medium finish with its soft fine tannins."
"Light and refreshing, with zingy raspberry and mint flavors that linger effortlessly. Drink now."
Washington Merlot proves its merit onces again, delivering big taste and even better value. At $12 this Watebrook 2009 Merlot is a steal. Enjoy!
In its annual roundup citing the best of the West in several price tiers, Waterbrook's 2008 Merlot was cited as a finalist for steals $15 and under. -Sara Schneider, November 2011
"Excellent grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla and Yakima Valley AVAs combine to craft a supple, smooth, lightly chocolatey red wine that harks back to the great Waterbrook Merlots of the 1980s. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011
"Smooth, fresh and earthy with ripe, juicy plum and blackberry fruit; harmonious and supple with balance and good length." - Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, June 2011
Cherry blossom aromas are met with bright acidity, bringing forward fresh flavors of red delicious apple and sweet pomegranate. A subtle finish of mixed red fruits charred cedar round this full-bodied wine.
- Vintage: 2015
- Varietal Blend: 100% Merlot
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Grape Source: Oasis, CVR, Pepper Bridge, Wallula
- pH: 3.65
- TA: 5.3 g/l
- RS: 0.91%
- Alcohol: 13.75%
- Oak: 20% new Oak
- Fining: None
- Aging: 11 months
- Yeast: Andante
- Harvest Dates: 9/2/15-10/6/15
- Bottling Date: Sept. 12-14, 2016