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Ryan Patrick

Ryan Patrick
2017 Elephant Mountain Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Ryan Patrick
2017 Elephant Mountain Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Inviting aromas of ripe plum, black licorice, black tea, eucalyptus honey, and peony with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a refreshing, medium-long dark chocolate with almonds, blueberry jam, and toasty crepes finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry, complex Cabernet that will open up beautifully with food; potential for improvement in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, black licorice, black tea, eucalyptus honey, and peony
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate with almonds, blueberry jam, and toasty crepes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, complex cabernet that will really open up with food; potential for improvement in the cellar.

The Producer

Milbrandt Vineyards

The Producer
508 Cabernet Ct
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-788-0030

Their Portfolio

91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $12.99.
90 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Family Grown, Pinot Grigio, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $12.99.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 Family Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
85 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 Family Grown, Merlot, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Family Grown, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Evergreen Vineyard Family Grown, Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 11.5% (USA) $12.99.
BR Milbrandt Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 The Estates, Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Milbrandt Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 The Estates, Chardonnay, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 The Estates, Merlot, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Ryan Patrick 2017 Elephant Mountain Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley 14.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Ryan Patrick 2016 Rock Island, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Ryan Patrick 2018 Rock Island, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Ryan Patrick 2019 Rosé, Columbia Valley 11% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.