Kendall Mix’s first vintage working at Jerry Milbrandt’s Wahluke Wine Co., resulted in a Platinum with the 2017 Clifton Hill Cabernet Sauvignon for Butch Milbrandt. The same formula worked again for the 2018 Clifton Hill Cab. It opens with elegant aromas of cassis with hints of eucalyptus, tobacco, tar and mint. Next come rich red and black fruits on the palate with a dusting of graphite backed by pleasing tannins and a crunch of black peppercorns. Awards: Great Northwest Invitational (best of class/double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 350 cases