REVIEW: Waterbrook Melange Noir 2007

November 12th, 2009 by Jeff

Waterbrook Melange Noir


Columbia Valley, Washington


Dark cherry, blackberry, pipe tobacco, vanilla.


Full bodied, moderate acidity.  Supple notes of plummy fruit, dark cherry, and a silky finish that throws in a mild smokiness.

I’ve been a long time fan of wines from Washington States Columbia Valley.  I think their wines offer a very good blend of ripe fruit, better than average acid, and evident but not distracting alcohol.  The Waterbrook Melange is a blend of Merlot, Cab, Cab Franc, Sangiovese and Tempranillo.  I do think this wine exhibits a little of that muddiness that multi-grape blends can show but I’ve tasted muddier.  For a wine that could be enjoyed sitting around the backyard fire pit, you may be hard pressed to find anything better.

The Som Rating: 6/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

The Som Rating: 6/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

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