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Milbrandt Vineyards Merlot Columbia Valley Traditions 2008

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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

External Reviews for Milbrandt Vineyards Merlot Columbia Valley Traditions

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Merlot Columbia Valley 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Fresh and appealing for its deft balance, weaving a mineral note through the cherry and spice flavors. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Smooth and round, brimming with cherry and tobacco flavors, a savory edge adding depth to the open-textured freshness. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/11/2013

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses. - Winery Wine StatisticsComposition78% Merlot16% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Malbec1% Barbera AVA:Columbia ValleyAlcohol: 13.8%pH: 3.68Harvest Date: 9/15/08Yeast: Premier CuveeCases: 9,079Oak: French and Hungarian, 50% new oak ** Only 14 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

From a mix of Milbrandt vineyard sites, this outstanding blend includes small amounts of Cabernet, Syrah, Malbec and Barbera. The blend was so well done that each component adds a vital piece to the whole - smooth berry and cherry fruits, spice, tobacco, licorice and smoke, folding into a lush and chocolaty finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

This is smooth and silky and loaded with milk chocolate flavors. Strawberry and raspberry fruit swims in a mocha lake. Delicious, but soft and a bit loose.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/09/2014

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses. - Winery Wine StatisticsComposition78% Merlot16% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Malbec1% Barbera AVA:Columbia ValleyAlcohol: 13.8%pH: 3.68Harvest Date: 9/15/08Yeast: Premier CuveeCases: 9,079Oak: French and Hungarian, 50% new oak ** Only 2 in Stock **


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