Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $17

By on February 5, 2017

The Milbrandt team harvested the Cabernet Sauvignon in the second half of October for for its screw-capped Traditions program, and the influence of 20% new American oak shows early and throughout, starting with aromas of blueberry chocolate cake and toast, yet minearlity still filters through. Its texture is redolent of dark purple fruit, akin to plum with pomegranate and a long pulse of bursting blueberry. Round tannins provide good grip in the finish with horehound and bittersweet chocolate. Suggested pairings include Butch Milbrandt’s Easy Spicy Pizza alongside a light salad with feta and vinaigrette.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 4,959 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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