Waterbrook Melange Noir 2007: Earth + Berry = Unique Mix (and a good one).

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.


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