65% Alder Ridge Vineyard —atop a series of arid ridges rising 1000 ft from the Columbia River; volcanic soils.
25% Milbrandt Vineyard—farmed by the Milbrandt family on the Wahlke Slope; steep south facing slope.
6% Frenchman Hills Vineyard—on the famed Royal Slope in the Columbia Valley; steep south facing slope.
2.5% Upland Farms—farmed by the Milbrandt family in the foothills of the Saddle Mountains; deep silt loam.
1.5% Jones Vineyard —farmed by the Milbrandt family in the Columbia Valley; steep south facing slope;
lacustine silts over Ellensburg formation, high pH soil.
Tasting Notes: Delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatics galore—cigar box, pencil lead, cedar and
currants with super refined tannins and a long, fine finish. French? No. Chateau Smith? OUI!
I am partial to Washington wines. When I got this the first thought was it probably isn't much; it's a screw top. It was very good on day one, and after setting in the refrigerator for a day or two it was still good. I am a wine novice, but I really liked this one.