Airfield Estates 2012 Viognier, Yakima Valley, $15

By on September 20, 2014

airfield-estates-viognier-2012-bottleBest Buy! The Miller family farmed this white Rhône variety at a bit more than 4 tons per acre off their Black Rock Vineyard site, and their work with 85% stainless steel fermentation presents this with a brighter acid profile than many you’ll find in the Pacific Northwest. Aromas of pink grapefruit, cotton candy, orange Circus Peanut candy and fresh-cut celery lead into a striking structure of Asian pear, quince, honeydew melon and lime. Suggested pairings include pasta, port, salmon and stir-fry.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 436 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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