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Review: 2010 Waterbrook Merlot

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

As one of Walla Walla’s oldest wineries, Waterbrook has been laser-focused in on value for a long time now and this 2010 Merlot is no exception. It offers a good deal of complexity, finish and finesse.

Technical Data:

  • Varietal blend: 100% Merlot
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • pH: 3.61
  • TA: 0.62
  • RS: None
  • Alcohol: 14.31%
  • Vineyards: Canyon Ranch, Canoe Ridge Vineyards, Oasis
  • Oak: 21% New American Oak, balance to 2-5 year old mixed oak
  • Fining: None
  • Aging: 18 months
  • Price: $12

Abby would love to try some! :)

Abby would love to try some! :)

On the nose: Black currant, blackberry, peppercorn, shoe leather, tobacco, black currant and a hint of tar.

On the palate: A beautiful combination of black fruit that has stellar acidity and tannin – a very food-friendly wine that plays well with roasted lamb, pizza and even pepper-crusted steaks.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%