By: Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.waterbrook.com
(Seattle WA 4/10/2013) – A brand of Precept, Waterbrook Winery is a relatively large producer in Walla Walla Washington and is also one of the older wineries in the area. It has wide distribution on a national level so finding its wines shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Varietal blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- pH: 3.62
- TA: 0.6 (g/mL
- RS: None
- Alcohol: 13.2%
- Vineyards: Canyon Ranch, Mirage, Seven Hills
- Oak: 33% New Oak (54% American, 22% French, 24% Hungarian)
- Price: $25
Nose: One of the most pronounced strawberry I’ve ever had on the nose in any wine. I also get bing cherries, white pepper, big-league chew gum, star anise, leather and cocoa.
Taste: Once it opens up (it’s still young), this wine exhibits a very good cab that showcases how well a cab can be made in Washington for the money – in fact, I think Washington State does it the best compared to any other region in the world. It has all the classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes I adore and melds into a very luscious mid palate that leads into a finish that hangs out for weeks.