2008 K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Wahluke Slope
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • wtianseter wrote: (85 points)

    April 5, 2015 - Medium-big fruit with a strong bite on the front. The fruit fills the mouth and is lingering on the end along with a light tannin. The bite is distracting from the other wine features. Still wound too tightly.

  • wtianseter wrote: (84 points)

    January 16, 2015 - Maybe it was this bottle but I don't see it anywhere near a 90 point wine. The flavors were primarily mixed berry but they were a bit muted throughout the mouth. The body of the wine seemed a bit thin and almost watery. It did not have much of a finish. We had it with several different cheeses and it went well with all of them. It was a pleasant wine but nothing to write home about.

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  • rockguit wrote: (90 points)

    January 8, 2012 - Thought this was quite good for the price--very nice QPR! Got some of that Washington State funk, along with meat, spice and dark fruits. Pretty groovy nose for an entry-level syrah. This one's ready to drink and definitely for the short haul--no tannic structure to speak of--but it's fresh with a nice mouthfeel. I've had worse for twice the price.

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  • cmr Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 1, 2011 - Excellent, well balanced and structured with nicely integrated sweet tannins supporting the black fruits. Had that touch of earthiness I really like in Syrahs.

  • Jake112380 wrote: (87 points)

    September 3, 2011 - Nose of cherry, tobacco, and a hint of dark chocolate. Definitely a lack of tannins and a bit hot on the alcohol, as has been noted in other reviews. Meaty and smoky on the palate, with fruit and alcohol coming through also. Medium to full bodied. Longish finish that is dominated by alcohol.

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  • By Richard Hemming
    1/20/2011 (link)

    (K Vintners, Milbrandt Syrah Columbia Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link) 91 points

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/26/2010 (link) **** 1/2 points

    (K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah Wahluke Slope) Light in color. A very alluring nose with light floral notes, game, barbeque sauce, and red fruit. Crisp and tart on the palate. Among the best Washington Syrah found at this price point. 100% Syrah (90% Sundance, 10% Pheasant vineyards). Aged in French Burgundy barrels. 13.9% alcohol. 800 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer K Vintners
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Milbrandt Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Wahluke Slope

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 81 (47%)
  • Consumed 90 (53%)

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