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Airfield Estates

Riesling, 2019

The Millers planted vines in 1968 on property formerly used in World War II as an Army Air Corps training base. They aim to honor the dedication of these pilots with their wines, and this Riesling is a perfect example. The grapes braved two major snowfalls and two freezes, and only the best of the surviving grapes were used for this aromatic, refreshing Riesling.

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This wine showcases classic Riesling flavors like ripe peach and lemon. The subtle sweetness is offset by the bright acidity to keep this wine light and refreshing.

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TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Honeysuckle
Peach
Lemon
Melon

Pairing

Light and fresh white wines are the perfect backup singers for meals packed with vegetables or seafood. Grapes like Pinot Grigio and Grüner Veltliner have subtle fruit and light herb flavors. Choose these bottles to add a little zing to your meal. 


TASTING TIP

Riesling is beloved for its refreshing acidity. Do you notice the way this wine makes your mouth water? This pleasant tartness makes Riesling extremely food-friendly.

More About The Wine

The Yakima Valley AVA is nestled within the Columbia Valley in Washington. It’s the state's oldest wine-growing region. It’s known for producing high-quality wine grapes, and is suitable for nearly every variety, red or white. It’s essentially high desert, with a long growing season of warm days and cool nights—and virtually no crop infections or pests.

DID YOU KNOW?

This wine was inoculated with a special yeast strain isolated from German Riesling grapes to create and maintain the fresh fruit characteristics of the wine.

  • VARIETY
    Riesling
  • VINTAGE
    2019
  • VINEYARD
    Airfield Estates
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Yakima Valley, WA
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • ALCOHOL
    12.1%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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