The 2017 Milbrandt The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon begins with aromas of black currant, plum, and black cherry that are lifted by a bouquet of baking spices, dark chocolate, dried herbs, and cedar from over a year of barrel aging. The palate is bursting with primary fruit and a broad, rich tannin structure.
Varietal Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Appellation: Wakluke Slope AVA, Washington
Aging: 19 months, French and American oak barrels, 33% new
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Vanilla, baking spice and dark raspberry aromas are out front. Ripe dark fruit flavors follow, speckled with plentiful barrel accents. A lovely sense of acidity ties it all together. Fruit and barrel play equal parts in the show." -SP, 8/1/2020