Silverdale, WA 13.9% alc. (Purchased on 11/6/14)
I wouldn’t normally post another wine review so quickly. But with the sale ending for most in the next couple of hours, thought I’d get this review up. From very reputable producer Millbrandt Vineyards…I believe this is a second label. And I’ve enjoyed their Whispering Tree Riesling . I’ll be reviewing their more recent vintage of that wine soon.
Clear deep garnet with a wonderfully fragrant nose of cedar, mint and five spice. In the mouth, it’s medium-bodied with lighter tannins and flavors of more mint, camphor and some of the green bell pepper I’ve recently found in some of the South African Cabs or blends at Grocery Outlet. I don’t always care for that quality, but the nose grabbed me and the flavors are integrated nicely. The wine is well-balanced with fruit, tannin and acidity and has a really long, flavorful (although slightly bitter) finish. I suspect it’s at its peak, as it’s drinking very nicely right now…so I wouldn’t recommend laying it down for long, if at all. But it’s a pretty nice Cab for six bucks. Here’s a brief video I found about the wine. These guys are gushing a bit too much on this wine wine for me, but take it as you will. And it’s possible that the wine they’re talking about (Columbia Valley) is not the same as this wine ( WA State). You might want to try just one bottle first.