Airfield Estates 2014 Lightning White Wine, Yakima Valley, $20

By on August 13, 2017

The Miller family pays honor to its farm’s heritage – a World War II airbase – and Lockheed-Martin by naming this white Rhône blend for the P-38, arguably the most important fighter of its day. Head winemaker Marcus Miller designs this wine around Roussanne (80%), supercharging it with Viognier (10%) and Chardonnay. Suave aromas of lemon chiffon, apple, creamy nougat and herbs lead to nicely balanced flavors of orange yogurt and pear, backed by minerality and lemon pith. Suggested pairings for this Aviation Series bottling include paella Lobster Cioppino, South Indian Chicken Curry and cheeses such as Camembert or fontina.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 288 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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