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Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers Blend Columbia Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

25% Cabernet, 24% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Grenache, 9% Tempranillo Dark slightly herbal and oily on the nose with well integrated vanilla toned oak. Showing wild black berry fruit that is bright and fresh on entry, this is full of early raspberry black currant and blackberry fruit on the palate all nicely supported by nice acids. Made in a clean and fresh style this picks up some mulling spice on the backend. Soft chewy tannins emerge with the spice notes gaining a nice edge of astringency on the moderately long finish which offers a refreshing counterpoint to the sweeter styled fruit of the midpalate. 87pts

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Milbrandt Vineyards:
Farming is in our blood. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all made their living working the land. Eastern Washington is in our blood. We came here as young children and have always called it home. When we planted our first vines in 1997 we were entering uncharted territory. Today, we farm 13 distinct estate vineyard sites totaling nearly 1600 acres. Our grapes are purchased by some o... Read more
Farming is in our blood. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all made their living working the land. Eastern Washington is in our blood. We came here as young children and have always called it home. When we planted our first vines in 1997 we were entering uncharted territory. Today, we farm 13 distinct estate vineyard sites totaling nearly 1600 acres. Our grapes are purchased by some of the most prestigious wineries in the state. Our own winery, launched in 2005, produces highly-individualistic wines from our estate and neighboring vineyards. Jim McFerran, one of the foremost viticulturists in Washington, joined us back in 1997 to help with the intricacies of planting. We were very careful about matching the right variety to the right site. Our goal was to be the best growers in the state. From the start, demand for our grapes was immediate and overwhelming. As farmers, there is nothing more satisfying than controlling the quality and style of your product from start to finish. In June of 2007, under the direction of veteran winemaker Gordon Hill, we launched the Milbrandt Vineyards label. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers Blend Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
3.50 5
03/05/2014

25% Cabernet, 24% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 10% Grenache, 9% Tempranillo Dark slightly herbal and oily on the nose with well integrated vanilla toned oak. Showing wild black berry fruit that is bright and fresh on entry, this is full of early raspberry black currant and blackberry fruit on the palate all nicely supported by nice acids. Made in a clean and fresh style this picks up some mulling spice on the backend. Soft chewy tannins emerge with the spice notes gaining a nice edge of astringency on the moderately long finish which offers a refreshing counterpoint to the sweeter styled fruit of the midpalate. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.40 5
03/05/2014

Four and a half glasses




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