Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Inviting blueberry aromas couple with cedar and slate notes on the nose. The rich, developed palate presents mulberry and currant with well integrated tannins.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Malbec
Wine & Spirits - "Quietly impressive, this is a classic style of Columbia Valley cabernet, with a leafy scent over dark violet aromas and cassis fruit. The flavors are deep and full bodied, while the wine's energy propels the darker aspects into a suave, lasting finish. "
Wine Spectator - "Sleek, supple and appealing, with welcoming basil and sage accents around a polished core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering easily on the graceful finish. Best from 2014 through 2018. "
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. View all Waterbrook Wines
About Columbia ValleyView a map of Columbia Valley wineries
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 helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
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Washington State is exploding onto the world’s wine scene. The second largest wine-producing region in the United States, the number of wineries has more than doubled in the past decade to more than 900 today. The great majority of the state’s 50,000+ acres of vineyards are grown on the east side of the Cascade mountains, where they enjoy 300+ days of sunshine a year, well-draining soils and a diurnal shift ideal for wine grapes.
Washington is not defined by a single grape variety, with nearly 70 varieties to explore. Out of these, the top five are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah. Winemakers and grape growers are driven by a pioneering spirit, and aren’t afraid to experiment with new techniques in an ever-growing quest to make world-class wine. With a state-of-the-art research program, near-perfect growing conditions and the possibility for exponential growth – Washington State is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4.54.4 out of 5 stars
6 ratings, 4 with reviewsAdam Z - Brooklyn, NY45/27/2014anthony montemuro - Brentwood, TN41/5/2015
I have not had many Cabs from Washington but really enjoyed this wine. Nose is lovely with mint, cherries,cassis and dried flowers. I found this wine to be medium bodied and more linear than most Cabs from California.Plenty of red berry flavors as well as spice and good amount of acidity.Finish is short but refreshing.Ca glover - Memphis, TN511/12/2014kgone - Sarasota, FL511/3/2014
- Smooth & Supple
Great quality-to-price ratio on a really nice, big WA cab. The promise of earthiness and fruit on the nose was delivered, especially as it opened a bit. Will reorder once I make room to store it! Had it with short ribs, was a nice pairing.md4eyes2020 - Roanoke, VA58/6/2014
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Excellent value. Smooth and balanced with good fruit esp beeriesMarwan - Cincinnati, OH57/20/2014
- Smooth & Supple
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- Pasta > Meat
An excellent Cabernet, great value for money and compares well with wines twice it's price. I'll be coming back for more once we consume the remaining 3 bottles. I highly recommend it.
- Big & Bold