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 of smoked black fruits, espresso, lead pencil and charcoal on both the nose and palate, it is well-textured on the palatae, has solid depth…”  – Jeb Dunnuck, June 2013

Outstanding GreatNorthwestWine.com

“The Milbrandt brothers are part of a longtime farming family in the Columbia Basin, and they got into growing grapes in the late 1990s. This gorgeous Cab comes from the warm Wahluke Slope, and it opens with aromas of exotic spices, pencil shavings and classic black currants. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced, with flavors of elegant dark fruit, inviting Baker’s chocolate and sturdy tannins.” –March 12, 2013


DoublePlatinumMedal 2013 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

GoldMedal 2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

GoldMedal 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

GoldMedal 2013 North Central Washington Wine Awards

SilverMedal 2013  Seattle Wine Awards

SilverMedal 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition