This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot stands up well against far more expensive Napa Valley cult Cabs. It’s softly tannic, rich and decadently delicious in blackberry and cherry pie filling, licorice, chocolate, baking spice and sandalwood flavors. Gorgeous, dry and generous, it’s a wine to drink now.
Shows a marked improvement over any Cab Waterstone has produced, a rich, layered wine that should improve in the cellar. Bone dry and thick in tannins, it shows deep flavors of black currants, baker’s chocolate and herbs. Decant for a few hours if you’re drinking it now, or stash through 2012.
The translucent color and light body warn against aging this wine, but why would you want to? It’s delicious right out of the bottle. Rich in black currant, cherry, violet and cedar, it’s a blend of all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties.
Distinct for its powerfully intense lemondrop and lime pie flavors, this Chard also is rich and zesty in citrusy acids. Oak plays a supporting role, bringing toast and vanilla accents. Perfect with shellfish, especially cracked crab.
This is the best Waterstone Cab in years. A barrel selection, the wine is beautifully ripe and shows great Napa tannins. It’s also sharper and more acidic than many of the cults, making it more companionable at the dinner table. Should drink well over the next five years.
A very nice Chardonnay for drinking with grilled salmon or chicken. It’s light and delicate, with pleasant flavors of citrus fruits, pears and vanilla and bracing minerality. Really likeable for its balance.
This is a really nice wine. It tastes like Merlot should, soft and fruity. Shows cherry, violet, bacon and sandalwood flavors that finish long and spicy. Great value for a wine of this quality. Drink now.
A very dry, somewhat herbal Merlot, with a brittle, tannic mouthfeel. It has flavors of black cherries, currants and sage. Feels elegant and sophisticated in the mouth, a wine to drink now.