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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98415)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The majority of the grapes for our 2006 Traditions Cabernet came from our Sundance and Don Talcott Estate vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA. Established in 2006, the Wahluke Slope is a sub-region within the Columbia Valley appellation. Located midway between Seattle and Spokane it is bordered by the Columbia River to the southwest and Hanford Reach National Monument to the east.

Eastern Washington is widely recognized as one of the country's best regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. The warm temperatures, dry conditions and porous soils create wines that are routinely dark, lush and complex.

Our 2006 Traditions Cabernet is both serious and approachable. The aromatics are ripe, forward and packed with currants, olives, cassis and oak. The flavors are bright, fruit-laden and concentrated. The finish is smooth and silky.

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About Milbrandt:

Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyard in 1997. In the ensuing decade, Milbrandt Vineyards earned a reputation for growing some of Washington State's finest grapes. These grapes have found their way into many of Washington's most sought-after wines and the Milbrandt name and vineyards are featured on many prestigious labels.

In 2006, under the talented direction of winemaker Gordon Hill, they began crafting signature wines using selected grapes from their reputable vineyards. Milbrandt's first wines were released in June 2007. The tradition for excellence established in their vineyards is inherent in every bottle of Milbrandt Vineyards wine.