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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Waterbrook Merlot 2003
Waterbrook Merlot 2003
(search item no. 81778)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot derives its subtle strength from a blending with Malbec to round it out, while retaining a pleasing balance with the tannins.

This velvety, medium bodied wine has a soft nose with aromas of spice, smoke, berry, black cherry and plum featuring delicate tannins with fig and jam on the finish.

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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.