Airfield Estates 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15

By on March 12, 2013

Airfield Estates 2011 RieslingBest Buy! Wine Press Northwest’s 2010 Washington Winery to Watch and winemaker Marcus Miller aren’t slowing down. He built this with a complex nose that hints at fruit cocktail with banana, peach and sliced apple, backed by talcum powder and a whiff of petrol. That nose does not mislead, yielding fruit cocktail flavors, joined by mango. And while there is some residual sugar (2.4%), its delicious lime acidity and pleasing minerality make for a complex drink and take it to another level.

Rating: Outstanding

Production: 1,001 cases

Alcohol: 11.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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