Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2011

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 124804
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Traditions Merlot is round and rich, with classic aromas of ripe dark red fruit, blackberry and hints of vanilla. Supple tannins, a full mid-palate and a long finish make this Merlot a delicious pairing with Cornish game hen, shepherd's pie and gnocchi.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and spicy, with blackberry fruit playing against mocha and black pepper notes, coming together smoothly on the enticing finish. This has presence and persistence. Best from 2015 through 2018."
90 Points

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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