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Waters 2012 Old Stones Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $50

This wine from the Rocks District is vibrant, with aromas of smoked meat, flowers, citrus twist and blue fruit. It’s packed with soft, flavorful huckleberry and mineral notes that lead to a tart, long fruit-filled finish.

 — S.S.  (5/1/2015)
93
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Waters 2010 21 Grams Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

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  1. $125

This dazzling wine—86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot aged in 40% new French oak—offers notes of blackberry, black currant, olive and anise. It’s rich and flavorful yet understated with a supple feel and bright acidity. Firm tannins provide the core and a long finish. Just a baby now, this wine should offer drinking pleasure…

 — S.S.  (5/1/2015)
93
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Waters 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)

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This impressive 100% varietal wine comes from Cold Creek, Candy Mountain and Windrow vineyards. With the oak (40% new French) pleasantly restrained, it offers aromas of dried herbs, coffee, cherry and light barrel spices. Lithe black currant flavors are tightly focused and flavorful with taut acidity, showing exceptional length and balance. Best from 2018 to 2023.

 — S.S.  (5/1/2015)
92
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Waters 2008 Loess Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $48

A sharply etched, spicy, dense, intriguing wine. Tobacco, baking spices, wild berries and smoke roll on through. The wine has muscle and depth; what it needs is time.

 — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
92
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Waters 2006 Loess Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $40

This Loess is definitely more—more concentration, more ripeness, more Côte Rôtie character than the 2005, but already showing dramatic flavor development. Cofermented with 3% Viognier, it’s a silky wine with flavors of blood, meat and earth dominating. Tannins are ripe, and it was barreled in second-fill oak, preserving the natural flavors of the vineyard. Clearly…

 — P.G.  (5/1/2009)
91
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Waters 2012 Prelude White (Horse Heaven Hills)

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  1. $28

Almost equal parts Roussanne and Viognier, this stylish, lively white—half of which was fermented in stainless steel with the rest in used oak—has notes of melon, crushed flowers, pear and peach. It’s full bodied with rich, sweet fruit flavors with a beautiful sense of balance that carries through to a lingering finish.

 — S.S.  (5/1/2014)
91
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Waters 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

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  1. $54

Pure Cabernet, ageworthy wine. Right now it is quite tight, somewhat herbal and compact. The fruit is layered, a range from strawberry through cherry and into cassis, and it leads sharply into spicy tannins with a clear edge. This cellarworthy wine will need considerable breathing time; or pop it in the cellar for up to a decade.

 — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
91
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Waters 2007 Loess Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $40

Sourced from a small block of Syrah at the estate vineyard of Leonetti Cellar, this is the top wine from Waters. Though the fruit is still young, it already shows strength, clarity and persistence. Vanilla cracker, sweet caramel, rich strawberry and white pepper mingle seamlessly. And the best is yet to come.

 — P.G.  (9/1/2010)
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