Washington, a red wine state, continues to focus on blends

By on December 31, 2017

Airfield Estates 2013 Mustang Red Wine, Yakima Valley, $25

It could be labeled as Syrah since it forms 75 percent to the wine, but the Miller family opts to brand this Rhône-style red as Mustang, a tribute to the P-51 fighter aircraft built by North American Aviation that first took to the skies for British and American forces during World War II. The 2013 Mustang injects Grenache (20%) and Mourvèdre (5%) for a rich nose of black currant, cherry and dark chocolate with touches of chalkboard dust and squid ink. Across the palate, there’s a long runaway of boysenberry, plum and black currant flavors capped by delicious pomegranate and vanilla notes. It continues to rank as one of the Northwest’s most affordable expressions of GSM.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 485 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

Winery website

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *