Airfield Estates 2013 Aviator Red Wine, Yakima Valley, $30

By on July 23, 2017

The Miller family continues to blend its Aviator as a Left Bank Bordeaux-style wine, and it ranks among Airfield Estates’ most decorated wines, including a silver medal at the prestigious 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Marcus Miller led it with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (2%) and Malbec (2%). His investment of 22 months in French oak builds the complex nose of dark toast, black currant and pomegranate along with fresh dill and bubble gum. It is juicy with flavors of pomegranate, elderberry and blueberry, framed by frontal and firm tannins that create an age-worthy wine.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 495 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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