2010 Waters Tremolo Red Walla Walla
currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, dust and leather
spice box, cedar, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco and red fruit
Winery Tasting Notes
"Aromas of dried rose petals, savory herbs, a hint of smoke, and rich, slate-y soils are followed by dark spices, new leather, and a cedar-y note of on the palate. The finish adds dark fruits like prunes and boysenberries, plus notes of white button mushrooms. A great summer red, enjoy this juicy bottle with a rosemary-rubbed, chicken or a grilled mushroom burger. (Be sure to have that on grilled sourdough with a slice of melting Beecher's Flagship Cheddar!)"
At Waters, we are known for all our wines, but especially our single vineyard Syrahs. Our Forgotten Hills Vineyard is a very, very challenging vineyard. The whims of Mother Nature more often than not, leave us with little of its truly spectacular fruit. In 2010, we did indeed get fruit, but it didn’t offer the same characteristics that our 'FH devotees" look for every year. At the same time, our Old Stones vineyard produced some inspiring Grenache; however, not quite enough to be used solo. Thus, Waters has produced its first ever Syrah blend: 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache, all aged in neutral oak.
Winemaker Jamie Brown refers to this wine as "his Gigondas," referring to Chateauneuf-du-Pape's younger cousin in the Southern Rhône region of France. Tremolo is very much a Water's wine, the way it echoes its relations in the Old World.