Vineyard Series 2010 Mourvedre

Outstanding! Greatnorthwestwine.com

The Milbrandt brothers have helped put the Wahluke Slope on the map, and the appellation’s success with Rhône varieties continues with this Oct. 23 harvest of Mourvèdre (80%), Syrah (19%) and Grenache from their three Clifton sites along the western edge of the AVA. It opens with bright red fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry, […]

Traditions 2011 Rosé

88 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Tart and dry, with a nice zing to the watermelon and strawberry flavors, lingering on the citrusy finish. Syrah, Grenache and Viognier. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.” –HS

Bronze Medal 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

Traditions 2010 Riesling

90   POINTS   Wine Enthusiast Best Buy.

“Though technically off-dry, this tastes tart and racy, following its lively aromatics with crisp citrus-fruit flavors of Key lime, Satsuma orange, and ripe apricots. The fruit sources–Evergreen and Wahluke Slope vineyards–are among the best in Washington for Riesling.” -Paul Gregutt

90   POINTS Wine Spectator Best under $25.

“Polished, silky […]

Traditions 2011 Riesling

90   POINTS Wine Spectator

“Fresh, light and vibrant, with juicy, tangy pineapple and pear fruit, picking up floral notes as the off-dry finish lingers.” -H.S.

Gold Medal 2013 Best in Glass Wine Challenge

Double Gold Medal 2013 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

Gold Medal 2012 Northwest Food & Wine Festival

Silver Medal 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal 2012 […]

Traditions 2012 Riesling

Silver Medal 2013 North Central Washington Wine Awards

Silver Medal 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Outstanding!   Greatnorthwestwine.com Best Buy!

“Several years ago, Joshua Maloney headed up the red winemaking for Chateau Ste. Michelle, but he continues to show his skill with white wines for the Milbrandt brothers. Part of his scuccess is the ability to work […]

Traditions 2010 Pinot Gris

88 POINTS Wine Enthusiast Best Buy.

“As with all the Milbrandt whites, this young wine retains exceptional freshness, and lifts the palate with lively acidity. Ripe pear and fig flavors are laced with streaks of vanilla bean coconut flakes. A hint of fresh brioche gives the finish an extra dimension.” -Paul Gregutt

Best Pinot Gris 2012 Winemaker […]

Traditions 2011 Pinot Gris

Gold Medal 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition

Silver Medal 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Traditions 2012 Pinot Gris

Best Value ($15 & Under) 2013 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience “Best of” Competition

Silver Medal 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition

Silver Medal 2013 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Silver Medal 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Traditions 2010 Merlot

89 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Supple and expressive, this savory style is generous, with tobacco-accented tea and orange peel flavors. Finishes with roundness.” -H.S., September 2013

88 POINTS The Tasting Panel

“Velvety and smooth with blueberries and black cherry fruit; vanilla oak, mocha and spice; long and mellow.”

Double Gold Medal 2013 Seattle Wine Awards

Gold Medal 2013 San Francisco International […]

Traditions 2012 Chardonnay

89 POINTS Wine Spectator BEST VALUE!

“Sleek and distinctive, with tangerine-accented pear and tea leaf flavors. Comes together smoothly on the lively finish, revealing a salted caramel note.”

Outstanding! GreatNorthwestWine.com Value Wine of the Week!

“Joshua Maloney’s winemaking has helped turn the Traditions tier for Milbrandt Vineyards into one for consumers to seek. And with combined production of […]

Traditions 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

90 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Polished, velvety and expressive, offering layers of black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the extensive finish.” -Harvey Steiman, September 2013

Outstanding Best Buy! GreatNorthwestWine.com

“Milbrandt struck twice at the top of our list of great Washington Cabs, and this is a great bargain to boot. It was among the […]

Traditions 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal 2013 Seattle Wine Awards

Silver Medal 2013 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Excellent GreatNorthwestWine.com

“Here marks Joshua Maloney’s first vintage under the employment of the Milbrandt brothers. And while the appellation reads “Columbia Valley,” the five vineyards that went into the making of this wine — Clifton, Clifton Bluff, Katherine Leone, Northridge and Wahluke Slope — are from […]

Traditions 2011 Brother’s Blend

88 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Fresh and appealing, this invites a second sip, with floral-accented  black cherry and licorice flavors that linger gently on the  medium-weight frame. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and others.” -H.S.

Double Gold Medal 2013 Seattle Wine Awards

Double Gold Medal 2013 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

Double Gold Medal 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition

Silver Medal 2013 […]

Traditions 2011 Merlot

90 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Bright, spicy and polished, with pretty pear and floral flavors under a cloud of clove and green peppercorn, lingering with freshness and vibrancy. Drink now through 2019. 5,300 cases made.” – December 2014

Outstanding! Greatnorthwestwine.com

“The Milbrandts didn’t reach far from their Wahluke Wine Company facility in Mattawa, Wash., for these grapes — Clifton, Clifton […]

Traditions 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

89 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Soft and ripe, open-textured and medium-weight, offering plum, cassis and spice flavors that linger gently on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 18,000 cases made.” – December 2014

Double Gold 2015 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

Gold Medal 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Silver Medal 2014 San Francisco International […]

Traditions 2013 Pinot Gris

88 POINTS Wine Enthusiast

“A pretty, tan-blush color, this refreshing wine was fermented in stainless steel. Flavors of peach and melon are in play, and the wine has excellent definition and length, with ample acidity and modest alcohol.” – November 2014

Gold Medal 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Traditions 2013 Rose

89 POINTS Wine Enthusiast

“It’s a very pretty copper/pink color, a mix of Sangiovese and Syrah, and it offers immaculate flavors of strawberry and cranberry, annotated with rose petals and citrus skin. There’s plenty of acidity buoying it up, but the palate impression is one of softness. It’s a smooth, palate-coating wine with lovely aromatics.” – November […]

Traditions 2013 Riesling

90 POINTS Wine Enthusiast

“Sourced from an outstanding vineyard, this juicy, spicy, zesty Riesling shows terrific balance and lively acidity. A mix of peach, green apple and Key lime fruit anchors a thoroughly refreshing wine, with just a touch of residual sugar.” – November 2014

Gold Medal 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Double Gold Medal, Class & Region Champion 2015 […]

Traditions 2013 Chardonnay

90 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Bright, spicy and polished, with pretty pear and floral flavors under a cloud of clove and green peppercorn, lingering with freshness and vibrancy. Drink now through 2019. 5,300 cases made.” – December 2014

Silver Medal 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

90 POINTS The Tasting Panel

“Juicy and smooth with velvety texture and ripe blackberry and cassis; notes of chocolate, vanilla oak and spice; balanced, clean and long.”

89 POINTS Wine Spectator

“Juniper-accented dark plum and currant flavors are underlined with green olive and pimento, coming together seamlessly on the finish. -Harvey Steiman, September 2013”

87 POINTS Wine Advocate

“Possessing loads […]