Airfield Estates 2012 Barbera, Yakima Valley, $28

By on September 28, 2014

airfield-estates-barbera-nv-bottleThe Miller family grows about 30 grape varieties on its 950-acre ranch near Sunnyside, Wash., including four with ties to Italy. Winemaker Marcus Miller keeps the focus on that fruit, rather than barrel, starting with endearing aromas of purple fruit such as blueberry, huckleberry and pomegranate. The structure is juicy, plump and tasty with dark cherry and Damson plum flavors as acidity takes a decisive lead over tannin.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 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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