Airfield Estates 2013 Vineyard Salute Ruby Rosé, Yakima Valley, $15

By on September 10, 2014

airfield-estate-ruby-rosé-2013-bottleBest Buy! In the past, a focal point of the Miller clan’s pink program was Syrah, but Sangiovese from their J-4 Block at their estate Black Rock Vineyard has begun to take off.  Its wardrobe is one of a light salmon color — quite a change from their work with Syrah — and the nose brings hints of raspberry, cherry, strawberry/rhubarb compote and Red Haven peach. The peppy palate is dominated by that compote and those peaches, making for a clean, bright and dry structure and finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 560 cases

Alcohol: 13.5

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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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