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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Waterbrook Reserve Syrah 2005
Waterbrook Reserve Syrah 2005
(search item no. 90863)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 91% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 4% Viognier from the Stonetree and Elephant Mountain vineyards.

The personality of the local terroir is skilfully captured - inspiring a handsome, earthy wine that is packed with power and concentration.

Violet, leather and blueberry aromas float in the glass, wrapping the palate with black licorice, minerals, fig and dark chocolate. Bold texture eases into a lovely send-off of exotic spices.

"...smells like a bowl of cocoa and blackberries cloaked with the scent of violets and tar. It's juicy and delicious with explosive black cherry and black raspberry fruit..."
-Wines & Spirits

"Crisp and juicy, this is almost preternaturally focused to show off its blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded by hints of mineral and cream as the finish lingers effortlessly against light, crisp tannins."
-Wine Spectator

"Heady aromas of raspberry, plum and mocha. Ripe cherry flavors with a peppery, acidic edge. Lengthy finish with youthful, rough-hewn tannins."
-Wine News

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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.