Waterbrook Reserve Syrah 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $22.99 $19.99
Save $3.00 (13%)
Item No. 90863
  • W&S93
  • WS91
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 91% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 4% Viognier from the Stonetree and Elephant Mountain vineyards.

The personality of the local terroir is skilfully captured - inspiring a handsome, earthy wine that is packed with power and concentration.

Violet, leather and blueberry aromas float in the glass, wrapping the palate with black licorice, minerals, fig and dark chocolate. Bold texture eases into a lovely send-off of exotic spices.

"...smells like a bowl of cocoa and blackberries cloaked with the scent of violets and tar. It's juicy and delicious with explosive black cherry and black raspberry fruit..."
-Wines & Spirits

"Crisp and juicy, this is almost preternaturally focused to show off its blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit, shaded by hints of mineral and cream as the finish lingers effortlessly against light, crisp tannins."
-Wine Spectator

"Heady aromas of raspberry, plum and mocha. Ripe cherry flavors with a peppery, acidic edge. Lengthy finish with youthful, rough-hewn tannins."
-Wine News

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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
This wine is a wonderful surprise. It drank easily, finished well. Purchase if you are into big, dark berry flavors.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Was expecting better.
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wineracquet - Middletown, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
This isn't a knock- your -socks -off blockbuster of a wine, but still it's well worth the $20. The pure fruit is driven by fresh acidity and ripe tannins. It fills your mouth in an understated but appealing way compared to some overly sweet or overly oaked syrah/shirazes. I enjoyed it by itself as well as with food.
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Molly - San Diego, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
With wine prices skyrocketing, this is a good everyday wine for under $20. Doesn't "knock it out of the park", but is easy to drink, no sharp edges, and with dark cherry and a little black pepper. Great for BBQs.
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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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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