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Waterbrook Melange Red Blend 2009

Waterbrook Melange Red Blend 2009

Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $17.99 $14.39
Save $3.60 (20%)
Item No. 118570
  • W&S88
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE89
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet color leads to inviting aromatics of blueberry, currant and cedar. Big, rich, ripe fruit develops throughout the palate. Structured tannins and balanced acidity supports lingering fruit on the well-rounded finish.

Blend: 20% Syrah, 19% Sangiovese, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 7% Tempranillo, 7% Grenache, 3% Counnois, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault, 2% Carmenere, 2% Various Lots

Critical Acclaim

"This fruity red blend offers a nice mix of plum, black cherry, and cocoa powder scents and flavors. It develops into a darker wine, with cassis and cacao running through the finish."
88 Points

"This blend, mostly cabernet, merlot and syrah, leads with fresh aromas of red cherry; its flavors are more in the syrah camp, with a hint of olive. A succulent, honest red, and a steal at the price. For summer barbecues."
88 Points

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Learn About Waterbrook Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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