The patriotic history surrounding the Miller family farm dates to its use as a World War II airbase, created to protect the Hanford Site and its clandestine mission from aerial attack. The Millers focus this blend of five Bordeaux varieties around Cabernet Sauvignon (54%) and Merlot (27%), and it takes off with aromas of raspberry jam, cherry bitters, Milk Duds, cinnamon bark and eucalyptus. That bright red fruit profile is matched in the mouth with up-front, but not overwhelming, tannins. Plum juice, cranberries and a Montmorency cherry finish give it delicious length. It’s sold-out at the winery, but the Airfield Estates wines are available in 24 states.
Production: 520 cases