Milbrandt Vineyards Merlot 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington

The Milbrandt family has been farming the vast, windswept landscape of eastern Washington for nearly six decades. It’s here in the Columbia Valley that brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt cultivate their estate vineyards using sustainable methods tailored to the unique terroir. Native cover crops are planted to encourage beneficial wildlife and each block is farmed independently to guarantee the character and authenticity of the wines. The Merlot is filled with aromas of bing cherry, red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate. It has a juicy, ripe entry and a soft, round, fruit driven palate followed by a very long finish.