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Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 98415
The majority of the grapes for our 2006 Traditions Cabernet came from our Sundance and Don Talcott Estate vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA. Established in 2006, the Wahluke Slope is a sub-region within the Columbia Valley appellation. Located midway between Seattle and Spokane it is bordered by the Columbia River to the southwest and Hanford Reach National Monument to the east.
Eastern Washington is widely recognized as one of the country's best regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. The warm temperatures, dry conditions and porous soils create wines that are routinely dark, lush and complex.
Our 2006 Traditions Cabernet is both serious and approachable. The aromatics are ripe, forward and packed with currants, olives, cassis and oak. The flavors are bright, fruit-laden and concentrated. The finish is smooth and silky.
Here is another great value from the Milbrandt brothers, based upon their impeccable vineyard sources (they own 1600 acres, mostly in the Wahluke Slope AVA). Dense and dark, ripe and compact, this Cab/Merlot/Petit Verdot blend brings plenty of macho and muscle, layers of black fruits, black smoke, black tea and black olives. Get the idea? It’s a beautiful effort, and really shines at this price point.