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Watermill Winery Wines
Our reserve cabernet sauvignon, harvested from our oldest plantings in our highest-elevation vineyard. Planted in 2000, Anna Marie slopes up from the valley floor, giving a commanding view of the Walla Walla Valley and the Rocks District to the north and protecting the late-ripening Cabernet planted there from the fall frost.
Back after a many vintage absence, our Walla Walla Valley bottling of Syrah provides a different twist on the grape from our Rocks District offerings. Primarily drawn from our hillside estate Anna Marie vineyard, this wine focusing on brighter fruit and more tannic and acidic structure while still showing a hint of the classic savory notes of Syrah from our Rocks bottlings, all at a more accessible price point.
Bright and concise with plenty of white rose petal, dandelion, and melon in the bouquet with a lively mouthfeel that is has concise notes of lemon jolly rancher, and honeysuckle. This is a crowd pleasing wine that is meant to be drank in only the most pleasant of settings.
Ripe, generous deep blueberry fruit is framed by an enticing, savory aroma of tea leaf, tobacco, herbs and a hint of cardamom. Bright blueberry and chocolate dominate the playful front and dense mid-palate, accompanied by notes of caramel and loose tobacco on the sultry and prolonged finish.
This classic Rocks District Syrah jumps out of the glass with blueberry jam, prosciutto, mushrooms, lilac, and acacia. The cured meat notes linger on the rich and full palate alongside deep dark fruit, finishing with noticeable but gentle tannins. Plush but with some backbone, this Syrah will age beautifully over the coming five years and more.
Cabernet Franc is often an overlooked for its more famous counterpart Cabernet Sauvignon in the Walla Walla Valley, however Watermill Cabernet Franc stands on its own as one of our most distinctive and high quality wines. This Cabernet Franc features the classic flavors of the hillside vineyards of the foothills of the Walla Walla Valley.