2009 Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon
|A dark, deep Cabernet from Columbia Valley that is a nice expression of grapes from this area and a good representation of the fine quality you can get for $11.99.|
This wine needed a little bit of air but developed into a wonderful Cabernet that is full bodied with flavors of blackberry, licorice, chocolate and plum; big time finish. It’s thick in the mouth, perfect for red meats and hearty meals. I’ve had a few Columbia Valley cabs lately as “research” for the next wine book I’m writing, and they have really impressed me.
This wine is a nice way into the wines of Washington State where quality and value still go hand in hand. Recommended for your next Costco run.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points