Waterbrook Reserve Merlot 2009

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $26.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $22.99
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Item No. 114427
  • WS91
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: 13.5%

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:

Winemaker's Notes

#71 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

A developed wine that demonstrates why Washington is recognized as a top Merlot producer. Supple flavors will keep you reaching for another glass.

Critical Acclaim

"Supple, vibrant and distinctive for the white pepper and mascarpone notes weaving through the refreshing plum and currant fruit. Lingers impressively with gentle intensity. Drink now through 2015."
91 Points

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Ron Douglas - Defiance, MO (read all my reviews)

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(4/15/2013)
very good for a merlot
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JimmyC - Medina, OH (read all my reviews)

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(4/12/2013)
Great merlot for the price tasted like a $50.
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Rating:
(6/12/2013)
Good merlot.
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rfarouni - Columbus, OH (read all my reviews)

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(9/2/2013)
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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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