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.
About WashingtonRelated Links:Now the number two producer in the United States, Washington State has also grown in quality.
So how does a state known for rain and coffee produce high quality wines? They plant their grapes on the east side of the Cascade mountains, away from that ever-present rain cloud that sits along the coast. Perhaps wine grapes do well since the sandy loam soils east of the Cascade range give way to an almost desert-like land, saved from drought only by the helpful rivers that run through the area – and the good irrigation systems.
Thinking that the state would do best with typical northern growing grapes like Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, turns out the apple state is well-suited for reds, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and, more recently, Syrah. Of course, whites have not been forgotten - Washington State Rieslings range from bone-dry to sweet, are well-structured and high quality, and Chardonnay dominates most of the other white plantings, making a range of wines. But the reds of the region, Merlot in particular, have made Washington State a quality force to be reckoned with.
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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
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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