Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2009

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 114222
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Traditions Merlot is a deep garnet red featuring aromas of ripe fruit with rich notes of vanilla, mocha and caramel. The flavors are ripe and generous with berries, cocoa and vanilla. The wine is very approachable and polished with velvety tannins.

Blend: 76% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and vital, playing out its blackberry and floral flavors on an open-weave bed of refined tannins. Adds floral and peach notes as the finish lingers easily."
89 Points

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Rating:
(3/7/2013)
A wonderful Merlot. Full body, dense fruit and very rich, violet color...like you'd expect from a WA merlot. Ready to drink now, not sure the wine gets much better with age.
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Rating:
(3/24/2013)
Bit dry but good wine
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Rating:
(3/16/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Great value for the money. Good drinking wine for everyday.
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Learn About Milbrandt Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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