McKinley Springs has grown to become the Northwest’s largest vineyards at 2,000 acres, producing beautiful fruit for nearly 30 wineries since it first was planted in 1980. But before the Andrews family acquired it, the Horse Heaven Hills land served as a training area for World War II fighter pilots. The family pays tribute to that legacy with this second label that features the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an aircraft that saw action in the Far East, and the blend of Syrah (56%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Mourvèdre by Doug Rowell soars. Dark plum, Marionberry and plum aromas include mocha and Horse Heaven Hills dusty minerality. The drink also features dark purple fruit, leading with blackberry and blueberry, lifted by sturdy tannins and juicy acidity. Suggested fare includes BBQ brisket sandwich or tri-tip.
Production: 1,650 cases