Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Victoria    Australia   
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Four Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Four Sisters Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108673)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $11.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red with purple hues, this engaging wine displays red fruit aromas of blood plum and dark cherry. Bold flavours of blackberry and liquorice combined with a subtle hint of sweet mint combine to create this stylish, medium bodied red.

Food Match: A classic partner to slow-cooked beef dishes, or for something a little different try after dinner with some dark chocolate or mature cheese.

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About Four Sisters:

Four Sisters is the creation of Trevor Mast, owner and winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran, world famous for its Langi Shiraz. One year his four daughters created the wine label design as a birthday surprise. Produced with the help of the eldest daughter Daliah, a graphic designer, the label depicts each one of the sisters – from the left they are Sophie, Anja, Daliah and Ineke.

Delighted with the label mock up and his daughters' plans for a wine aptly named Four Sisters, Trevor initially crafted a small production wine from the vineyard growing behind the family home. However, with the positive response from all who tried the wine and heard the original story behind it, Four Sisters is now a successful brand with a range of four classic Australian varieties.



Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Willamette Valley    Oregon   
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Shea Estate Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2008
Shea Estate Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2008
(search item no. 105714)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PinotReport rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of violet, ripe plum and black raspberry are complemented by exotic spices. The palate delivers a great concentration of fruit and soft tannins that linger on and on in the long finish.
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About Shea Wine Cellars:

Shea Vineyard, located in the Yamhill Foothills of Oregon's Willamette Valley, was first planted to wine grapes by Dick Shea in 1989 and 1990. Today the vineyard property consists of 200 hillside acres of which 140 are planted to wine grapes, largely Pinot Noir and a few acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The south facing vineyard sits in a viticultural region called the Willakenzie District. The soil of the vineyard is shallow and very well draining with sandstone subsoil. The vineyard has never been irrigated.

Currently the winery supplies several top Pinot Noir producers in Oregon (Archery Summit, Beaux Freres, Ken Wright, Panther Creek, and St. Innocent) and one in California (Sine Qua Non). The Wine Enthusiast in its annual review of Oregon wines in December 2000, wrote, "It is no coincidence that our two top rated wines... were made from fruit from Richard Shea's perennially superb Willamette Valley vineyard."



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

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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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

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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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.



Red Wines    Merlot    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot 2007
(search item no. 106235)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $12.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Traditions Merlot features grapes from 12 different sites in the Columbia Valley. The diversity of terroir allows us to create a more balanced and complete wine. We also included small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Sirah in the final blend for supplemental aromatics, texture and complexity.

The nose combines varietal and regional signatures. It delivers forward fruit flavors of ripe plums, cherries, blueberries, mocha, vanilla and caramel. The palate is plush, soft and generous. This is an elegant, balanced, supple Merlot that pairs well with salmon, smoked meats, BBQ, game, ham, stew and cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Milbrandt:

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.