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Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Merlot Columbia Valley 2016

Member Review by calywa:

Not very good.

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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

Member Reviews for Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Merlot Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
0.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/19/2013

Not very good.


Snooth User: xeniusjones
28434241
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/01/2014

Four glasses


3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/02/2009

Vanilla - Smooth

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Vanilla

Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/11/2009

Very sweet, dense Merot. Decent fruit on the palate: blackberry and blueberry are most prevalent. One of the biggest Merlots I've tasted.


External Reviews for Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Merlot Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/07/2019

“Our 2016 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit driven palate and a hint of vanilla crème on the finish.” - Butch Milbrandt, Winery Owner Composition: 98% Merlot 2% Cabernet Sauvignon Alc: 13.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 08/20/2016

Tasting Notes: Our 2014 Traditions Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit driven palate and a hint of vanilla créme on the finish. Words from the Winemaker: “Eastern Washington is known for producing some of the best Merlot in the world. The Merlot from our Wahluke Slope vineyards develops dark in color with deep, full-bodied flavors.” - Joshua Maloney Aging: 100% Oak Aged, 20% New American Oak Alcohol: 13.5% TA: 4.90 g/L pH: 3.83


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 02/06/2015

Our 2012 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit driven palate and a hint of vanilla créme on the finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 04/18/2014

Our 2011 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, sage and a hint of clove. Broad and generous with supple tannins and a long finish make our Merlot a delicious pairing with Cornish game hen, shepherds pie and gnocchi. - WineryComposition:93% Merlot4 % Malbec3% Cabernet SauvignonAlc: 13.5%pH: 3.66TA: 5.4 g/L


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2013

Supple and expressive, this savory style is generous, with tobacco-accented tea and orange peel flavors. Finishes with roundness. Best from 2014 through 2018. 8,600 cases made. -HS Our 2010 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas of ripe dark red fruit, blackberry and hints of vanilla. Supple tannins, a full mid-palate and a long finish make our Merlot a delicous pairing with Cornish game hen, shepherds pie and gnocchi. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2014

Supple and expressive, this savory style is generous, with tobacco-accented tea and orange peel flavors. Finishes with roundness. Best from 2014 through 2018. 8,600 cases made. -HS Our 2010 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas of ripe dark red fruit, blackberry and hints of vanilla. Supple tannins, a full mid-palate and a long finish make our Merlot a delicous pairing with Cornish game hen, shepherds pie and gnocchi. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2012

Fresh and vital, playing out its blackberry and floral flavors on an open-weave bed of refined tannins. Adds floral and peach notes as the finish lingers easily. Drink now through 2015.


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