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Milbrandt vineyards -- Washington State


1851 Cellars

1851 Cellars was created in collaboration with the Milbrandt’s and Wahluke Wine Company to craft a line of Washington wines that are excellent value for the price and stand out as reputable examples of their particular varietals or blends while remaining affordable. The wines were created in honor of WA State and the great city of Seattle, which was founded in 1851 (according to the City of Seattle archives). Each wine has an icon that calls out the heritage of WA State with an explanation of the historical significance of the icon on the back label.

1851 Cellars Chardonnay
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Vinification: aged sur lie for about 12 months with partial malolactic fermentation
Nose:  Warm yellow apples
Palate: Full bodied with warm (not cooked) Braeburn apples, green apple undertone, gentle spices, simple acidity with a round finish.
Characteristics:  Rich and pleasant.  Not overbearing or overly oaked.  Balanced and expressive of the fruit with a rich texture to the mouth.
Pairings: Roasted chicken, marinated pork, pasta, curry dishes, and roasted vegetables.  Expressive cheeses such as Tomme de Fedou or Petit Basque.

1851 Cellars Chardonnay - Info Sheet
1851 Cellars Chardonnay - Shelf Talker

1851 Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Grapes: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cab Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec
Vinification: in barrel (25% New American, 75% Used American and French) 16 months  
Nose: Dark Rainier cherries, blueberry and black berry compote, peppers, baking spice and coffee
Palate: Rich black raspberry and cherry, subtle tannins, silky texture with gentle peppers and black peppercorn notes.
Characteristics: Rich and fruit forward with nice tannins and structure.
Pairings: Roasts, stews, BBQ, meat in any fashion, pasta and roasted vegetables such as sweet potatoes.
1851 Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Info Sheet
1851 Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Shelf Talker

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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>

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