This Walla Walla winery has something right, both in price ($17) and flavor profile. The Waterbrook Melange is an interesting mix of fruit: Merlot (43%), Cab Sauv (30%), Cab Franc (13%), Sangiovese (13%), and Temparnillo (1%). On the nose, I think it’s earthy…like mushroom and blue cheese. Don’t be scared, that’s ok. But, it has a split personality as it tastes very rounded, with black fruits and light tanins. It’s like a heavier version of a northern california pinot noir. It’s not terribly heavy though and should provide some versatility as well.