2018 Waters Prelude

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • rakasome Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 3, 2022 - No change from my 2019 note.

  • Epic Tale Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 7, 2022 - color: medium straw; nose: lemon curd, perfume; taste: generous medium-bodied mouth feel, tastes more of minerality than of fruit, moderate acidity lends structure, medium-length finish; overall: enjoyable body and taste, drinking well as of Spring 2022 (and should remain so for a couple more years).

  • JimEaton Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 6, 2020 - A very nice wine with a creamy mouth feel and a little tang on the back end. A little plum and pear on the pallet.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tward Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 6, 2020 - This was originally opened in a small group outdoor setting. We were transitioning dishes and moving on to a richer style white and this was my first choice. Coming from a very nice mid-weight Chablis this didn't sit right and we didn't have time to give it a chance to convert us, so we moved on to another wine I had.

    Then this was consumed over a few nights spaced over the better part of a week and it drank beautifully each night. I may have liked best the last night! I scanned other recent TNs and they capture it well, but I did not get much tropical nor vanilla. Just a very well balanced Rhone, not flabby, nice Roussanne texture and pretty aromatics from the Viognier. Could have used a bit more spice and depth, but still a very nice wine.

    Nice sub-$20 QPR on this one.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 15, 2020 - A big difference from the bottle I had just 3 months ago. Mainly, the bouquet morphed from light to profound, featuring French vanilla, banana, lemon creme, and warm toast. The palate is full and rich with good acidity to give it life and there is a long, very Rhone-ish finish. Not sure why it seems so different from the first, but this bottle was rockin'. 4+12+17+8= 91

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By James Suckling
    4/27/2019 (link)

    (Waters Washington State Prelude, White, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Waters
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Prelude
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

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  • In Cellars 66 (34%)
  • Consumed 131 (66%)

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