Waterbrook Merlot 2003

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 81778
  • red wine
  • WS88
  • WE88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS89
  • WE88

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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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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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