2008 Watermill Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.watermillwinery.com/

The Brown family got it start in the apple business and several years ago started venturing in wine. Its first couple of vintages were made by Richard Funk of Saviah Cellars and that got them off to a great start. Andrew Brown is now the winemaker and from my initial perspective, he shows all kinds or promise.

Technical Data:

  • Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • AVA: Walla Walla
  • Alcohol  14.9%:
  • Price: $24

Nose: Lightly charred cherries, tobacco, dark chocolate, raspberry, pepper, leather saddle and ink.

Taste: Insanely good black cherry, cola, leather, spice, dark chocolate, currant and black plums. This is easily one of the best Cab’s under $25 that I’ve ever had. It had great mouthfeel, acidity, fruit and is very well balanced. Please don’t tell anyone out there who may let Watermill know that they’re selling this wine too cheap! Grab it now before they figure it out and raise the price.

W.E.P. Rating: 180%