Milbrandt Estates Merlot Washington 2010
A beautiful dark red color, our 2010 estate bottling of Merlot has aromas of cocoa, cassis and tree ripened plums with notes of maple and vanilla. This wine offers flavors of red berries, cherry and spice. Our Merlot is full-bodied with elegant structure and a lingering, silky finish.
Editorial Reviews for Milbrandt Estates Merlot Washington
Smokey and chocolaty on the nose with oak spice, dried herb, and burnt sugar notes adding some detail though this does veer towards chocolate pudding with some air. Smooth and a touch low acid in style but with enough acid to keep the flavors of black currant well focused. The oak is well integrated on the palate and tannins are nicely judged though they do turn a bit raw and woody on the backend. Lighter bodied than expected, a bit simple but pleasant and with good ripeness but not a lot of meat on the bones. 87pts
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Milbrandt Estates Merlot Washington
A roasty, toasty wine with notes of mocha, vanilla and red fruit along with herbs that lean a touch into the green. Its sweet flavors are offset by tart acids that lead to a spice-filled finish.