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Waterbrook Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $14

Washington wineBest Buy! Leave it to this longtime Walla Walla Valley to continue to produce high-quality, high-value reds after three decades. Now owned by Precept Wine in Seattle, Waterbrook has a beautiful winery west of Walla Walla, where it also makes all its wine. This luscious red opens with aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry, fresh thyme, clove and brown sugar, followed by flavors of chocolate, coffee, plum, blueberry and pomegranate. This is a perfect midweek red to enjoy with grilled meats or pizza.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is founding partner of Great Northwest Wine LLC and a longtime wine columnist. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books.

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