Airfield Estates 2011 Vineyard Salute Ruby Rosé, Yakima Valley, $14

By on March 23, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! The Miller clan is growing superb grapes north of the Yakima Valley town of Prosser, and Marcus Miller is crafting wines that are not only delicious but also wonderfully affordable. This rosé uses Sangiovese grape that open with aromas of cherry, vanilla, pineapple and peach, followed by mouthwatering flavors of white strawberry, apricot and lemon-lime. It has terrific acidity and a finish that won’t quit. At 0.8% residual sugar, it’s drinks bone dry. Alas, it is sold out at the winery, but you should be able to find a bit out in the marketplace before the 2012 comes out in the coming months.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 562 cases

Alcohol: 11.3%

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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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