Airfield Estates 2010 Merlot, Yakima Valley, $20

By on September 14, 2013

airfield-estates-merlot-2010-bottleThe Miller family’s vineyard program began 45 years ago, and they cropped this block of Merlot to 3.3 tons per acre as a result of the cool and problematic 2010 summer. Smoky oak produces aromas of white chocolate in front of notes of plum, saffron threads, rose hips, green peppercorn and Weetabix biscuit. Plum, black cherry and lavender arrive on the palate with sandy tannins and pomegranate acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 385 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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