Value Alert! 2007 Waterbrook “Melange Noir”

Sweet, sweet value...

As spoiled as I am getting to taste some of the world’s greatest wines on a nearly daily basis, when buying wines for my own consumption I love a good value as much as the next person. If you have an idea of the salary paid by a retail wine position, the necessity for value will become crystal clear.

This is one of the best value wines I have had in a long time…period. An odd blend of 40% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% various varieties hailing from Columbia Valley, this red is simply awesome. Although I find the term”various varieties” strangely ambiguous, I can overlook this slightly suspicious fact due to its tasty, tasty disposition. Upon closer look, the bottle lists the mystery varietal as Tempranillo. Perhaps they wanted to seem dark and alluring on their website.

I digress. The wine has a pretty nose of black cherry, raspberry, cedar and spice. The wine is seamless on the palate, medium-full bodied with refreshing acidity. The notes of cherry and spice follow through on the palate, along with an intriguing hint of fresh mint. Yum!

At only $17.00 at a retail store this delivers outstanding complexity and pure enjoyability. A wine that will please connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

 Much like a YouTube video of a cute kitten missing a heroic leap onto a kitchen table, this just puts a smile on your face.

Visit the Waterbrook Website for more info.

Enjoy,

Jesse

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