Waterbrook – founded in 1984 – is located in downtown Walla Walla. The name is based on a translation of Walla Walla – alternately “running water” or “many waters.” Waterbrook’s winemaker is John Freeman. The winery, purchased by the behemoth Precept Brands in late 2006, produces 75,000 cases annually. Waterbrook’s mélange, a red blend – is a consistent value standout.







Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

Black pepper, espresso, and dark spice alongside sweet oak. Black cherry and light coffee grounds on a smooth taste. Hangs on at the finish. Not a whopper but a very solid wine. 87% Cabernet; 7% Merlot; 4% Malbec; 2% Cab Franc. 13.7% alcohol. 4,070 cases produced. Sampled at 63 degrees.

Where: Purchased from Safeway for $16.