Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 The Estates Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $26

By on October 24, 2016

milbrandt-cellars-the-estates-northridge-vineyard-malbec-2013-bottleThe Milbrandts sourced from their Northridge Vineyard (56%) and Clifton Bluff Vineyard for this inky and insistent Malbec under their consistently superb Estates tier. Baker’s chocolate, blueberry and dark mulberry aromas include mint, dried sage and Californian pepper. Inside are huge flavors of blackberry with cherry skins tannins, capped by mint, Earl Grey tea, chocolate and blueberry pie juice.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,430 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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