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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Waterbrook Melange Red Blend 2004
Waterbrook Melange Red Blend 2004
(search item no. 83571)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe and plump, generous with its spicy, mocha-scented cherry and blackberry flavors, persisting smoothly through the long, harmonious finish." Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc.

"Fresh and lively, open in texture, with blackberry and red pepper aromas and flavors, picking up an earthy note as the sweet fruit persists on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and others. Drink now through 2010. 18,000 cases made." ~ The Wine Spectator

"Released quite young, this grapy red blend is a perennial favorite, for it mixes well-sourced grapes and substantial flavors of Washington-grown fruit at a modest cost. 40% Merlot, 32% Cab, 11% Cab Franc, 9% Sangiovese and 8% Syrah in this vintage, and interesting blend that brings dark tar and licorice along with plum and black tea. Just the slightest taste of oak and chocolate." Wine Enthusiast, April 2006

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About Waterbrook:

Waterbrook Winery was founded in 1984 by Eric and Janet Rindal and is located in Washington State's lovely Walla Walla Valley. The name was chosen to complement the translation from Nez Perce Indian dialect for the name Walla Walla, meaning "running water." Production has slowly increased to over 35,000 cases annually.