Waterbrook Winery 2009 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $24

By on February 24, 2013

washington wineLongtime Waterbrook winemaker John Freeman used grapes from Elephant Mountain, Mirage and Canyon Vineyard Ranch for this delicious reserve-level Merlot. As we’ve come to expect from this longtime Walla Walla Valley winery, it crafts wines that are high in quality and modest in price. This tasty effort opens with aromas of cedar, pink peppercorns, chocolate and black olives, followed by flavors of cherry, coffee and milk chocolate. Enjoy with pork chops, chicken Marsala, prime rib or a meat lovers pizza.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,800 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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