REVIEW: Waterbrook Melange Noir 2007

November 12th, 2009 by Jeff

Waterbrook Melange Noir

Region:

Columbia Valley, Washington

Nose:

Dark cherry, blackberry, pipe tobacco, vanilla.

Palate:

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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