Airfield Estates Winery 2018 Mustang Red Wine, Yakima Valley, $30

By on February 5, 2022

The GSM category at this year’s Platinum Awards ranked among the most competitive, and Travis Maple’s expression from the Miller family’s historic Airport Ranch earned praise from judges for emulating a Southern Rhône. Maple, a product of Washington State University’s enology and viticulture program, arrived at the winning equation of Syrah (64%), Grenache (23%) and Mourvèdre. The results bring both cassis and red currant within an inkiness that’s smoky, funky and finished with a stream of pomegranate juice. Award: Great Northwest Invitational (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 92 points

Production: 612 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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