Icon by Waterbrook 2015 Estate Red, Walla Walla Valley, $34

By on August 4, 2018

icon waterbrook estate red nv bottle - Icon by Waterbrook 2015 Estate Red, Walla Walla Valley, $34The Icon tier for Waterbrook allows John Freeman to focus the young Waterbrook Estate Vineyard near acclaimed Spring Valley planting, and the 2015 Estate Red is a Right Bank Bordeaux-style blend with Merlot leading the Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). The use of 40% new barrels makes for notes of toast and baking chocolate, but they don’t cover up the profile of blueberry, elderberry, cherry jam and mint. Pomegranate acidity and a firm grip of tannins makes for a good finish of plum and cherry skins.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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