Dark plums, cherry, cola and leather are present in this wine’s aroma. The softvanilla tones from the oak blend perfectly with the intense fruit core and soft tannins, providingcomplexity and balance and leading to a lingering finish.
Waterstone Winery was formed in 2000. Bringing together previously established relationships withNapa Valley growers and vintners, Philip Zorn and Brent Shortridge set out to develop balanced winesof varietal character through intelligent sourcing. Zorn brings a European perspective to thepartnership. Born in the U.S. and raised in Germany, he attended the nation's top school of enologyand worked at noted producer Weingut Pieroth. Brent Shortridge had no intention of entering the winebusiness until a summer job at Sonoma's Buena Vista Winery changed his life. After working withlegendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, Shortridge knew that wine was his calling and stayed atBuena Vista, first as a chemist, then in exports and finance, eventually becoming the winery's VicePresident of Marketing. Waterstone produces luxury wines at affordable prices.