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Airfield Estates Winery

Best Vegan Red Wine Winery - Pacific Northwest USA

Airfield Estates Winery are among this years’ Global Vegan champions and have been awarded:
Best Vegan Red Wine Winery - Pacific Northwest USA

Global Vegan Awards

Aviator

SILVER | Airfield Estates 2014 Aviator

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


91 | Airfield Estates 2013 Aviator, Yakima Valley

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Aviator

Seattle Wine Awards


91 | Airfield Estates 2009 Aviator, Yakima Valley

The 2009 Aviator is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, with the balance Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec aged in 50% new French oak for 21 months. It was a barrel-selection of the best Bordeaux varieties in the cellar. It exhibits an inviting nose of sandalwood, exotic spices, incense, violets, herbs, black currant, and blackberry which set the stage for a rich, savory, plush, layered wine with excellent depth and length.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


GOLD & BEST OF CLASS | Airfield Estates 2008 Aviator

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


92 | Airfield Estates 2008 Aviator, Yakima Valley

The 2008 Aviator is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak. Deep purple-colored, it gives up an aromatic array of toasty new oak, smoke, violets, spice box, black cherry, and black currant. The most structured of the red wines, it has excellent concentration, serious depth and grip, and several years of aging potential.

Wine Advocate

Barbera

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Barbera

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Barbera

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GOLD & BEST OF CLASS | Airfield Estates 2011 Barbera

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Bombshell Red

91 | Airfield Estates 2019 Bombshell

This blend of 40% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, with a touch of Malbec, Cab Franc, and Sangiovese is surprisingly medium-bodied and intriguing for an $18 wine. It has layers of sweet ripe raspberry along with tart notes of dried cranberry, boysenberry, and cassis, and a bit of cocoa nib in the background. Expect soft but lingering tannins for a long finish, making this wine a better companion to accompany a good meal than for happy hour sipping. 91 Points in the $15 to $25 Category - The Wine Panel

The Wine Panel


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2008 Bombshell Red

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF CLASS | Airfield Estates 2008 Bombshell Red

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 | Airfield Estates 2007 Bombshell Red

This ripe red delivers a solid mouthful of plum and currant fruit, weaving in some coffee and toast as the finish rolls on unimpeded by much tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Cinsault and Counoise.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator

Cabernet Sauvignon

92 | Airfield Estates 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Editors' Choice

Wine Enthusiast


91 | Airfield Estates 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This estate red is focused, mildly herbaceous and concentrated, the product of a long growing season. Its menthol scent leads to black-fig flavors and leathery tannins that are long and firm, very satisfying in a savory mode. —P.J.C. (465 cases)

Wine & Spirits Magazine


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Reserve Regional Class Champion

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Seattle Wine Awards


90 | Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Decanter World Wine Awards


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cascadia Wine Competition


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo


91 & BEST BUY | Airfield Estates 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

This lean cabernet shows off the cool side of the Yakima in its conifer scents and dark inky color, with an elegant line of black-currant fruit supported by a firm spine of tannins.  Serve it with a black-and-blue steak.  – Patrick J. Comiskey

Wine & Spirits Magazine


90 | Airfield Estates 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017


90 | Airfield Estates 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

The aromas suggest notes of herb, vanilla, wood spice, plum and dark fruit. The palate is restrained in style, full of dark-fruit and barrel flavors and lightly grainy tannins.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast


90 | Airfield Estates 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

High-toned aromas of cocoa, barrel spice, vanilla and dark fruit lead to plentiful, focused fruit and barrel flavors. The flavors linger on the finish.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast


90 | Airfield Estates 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a fine-tuned, pure varietal Cabernet, sourced from a vineyard planted in 1989. Boysenberries, cherries, red and black licorice and notes of coffee and pepper are all in play, buoyed by lively acidity and brightened with light baking spices.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


90 | Airfield Estates 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon contains small amounts of Malbec and Merlot aged for 20 months in 45% new French oak. Medium purple-colored, it reveals aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, spice box, incense, black currant, and blackberry. On the palate, it has ample layered fruit, good balance, well-integrated oak, good volume, and 2-3 years of aging potential.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


92 | Airfield Estates 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers a bit more of everything. It is a denser, more structured wine with terrific depth and plenty of aging potential.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


91 | Airfield Estates 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

The purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 18 months in 50% new oak. The nose offers up cedar, pencil lead, damp earth, incense, and blackcurrant. Layered and lengthy on the palate, this savory, well-balanced wine will drink well through 2020.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate

Chardonnay

SILVER | Airfield Estates 2020 Chardonnay

Regional Class Champion

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


90 | Airfield Estates 2019 Chardonnay

2019 Airfield Estates Chardonnay- The 2019 Airfield Estates Chardonnay saw a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrel fermentation before bottling. The resulting wine shows a soft texture and great sense of mouthfeel, with ripe orchard fruits and banana tones that all lead to a long and gratifying finish. Drink 2021-2025- 90

Owen Bargreen


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Chardonnay

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Chardonnay

Seattle Wine Awards


90 | Airfield Estates 2015 Chardonnay

A deliciously creamy, citrus inflected Chardonnay with butterscotch scents and a crisp acidity that cuts through. Ageing in a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel has retained freshness while contributing subtle sweet spice notes and texture to the wine.  – James Button

Decanter Magazine


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Chardonnay

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition


89 | Airfield Estates 2011 Reserve Chardonnay

Sourced from the winery's highest, steepest site, and barrel-fermented with partial malolactic, this is a fine effort in a lighter vintage. Yeasty and creamy in the mouth, it melds a mix of banana, pineapple and coconut cream in a wine with excellent structure and length. The hint of caramel provides a flourish on the finish.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


89 | Airfield Estates 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay

Lively and focused, this white is silky in texture and juicy with pear, citrus and floral flavors, which persist on the deftly balanced finish.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2007 Unoaked Chardonnay

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 | Airfield Estates 2006 Chardonnay

Creamy with a smooth streak of rich butterscotch, this is a very appealing wine that seems to gather strength as it slides through the mouth. It hits a whopping 15.3% alcohol, and yet retains a silky feel and a nice mix of peach, apricot and papaya fruits. It just goes on and on, almost like a dessert wine without the sugar.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast

Dauntless

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Dauntless

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Dauntless

2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition


90 | Airfield Estates 2014 Dauntless

Merlot (73%) takes the lead on this wine, which is rounded out by Malbec (12%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc. Aromas of herb, barrel spice, pencil lead and red and black fruit are followed by plump yet elegant fruit flavors backed by chalky tannins. It shows a lot of restraint.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Dauntless

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

Dolcetto

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Dolcetto

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Donald D. Miller

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2019 Donald D Miller

Regional Class Champion

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


92 | Airfield Estates 2019 Donald D Miller

2019 Airfield Estates ‘Donald D. Miller’ Chardonnay- A limited production, roughly 200 case bottling, the 2019 ‘Donald D. Miller’ was stored in largely new French oak (85%) prior to bottling. The wine is beautifully textured while showing good freshness and bright acidity. Sourdough bread and lemon zest tones collide with minerals, smoke and flinty undertones. A great wine to enjoy now, with serious length, the 2019 ‘Donald D. Miller’ will cellar well over the next eight plus years. Drink 2021-2029- 92

Owen Bargreen


Best of Class GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Donald D. Miller

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 | Airfield Estates 2017 Donald D Miller

Wine Enthusiast


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Donald D Miller

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Grenache

SILVER | Airfield Estates 2016 Grenache

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

H Lloyd Miller

92 | Airfield Estates 2018 Founders H. Lloyd Miller

This tête de cuvée displays the estate’s cool-climate bona fides, with sumptuous oak to frame the savor. It leads with scents of rye grain and pine tips, cedar and black plum. The fruit achieves impressive depth, even as the savory elements fall in behind it. For braised beef. —P.J.C. (248 cases)

Wine & Spirits Magazine


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2018 Founders H. Lloyd Miller

Reserve Regional Class Champion Red Bordeaux Varietals

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


93 | Airfield Estates 2018 Founders H. Lloyd Miller

2018 Airfield Estates ‘H. Lloyd Miller’ Red Wine- A Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wine, the ‘H. Lloyd Miller’ Red Wine is a homage to Marcus Miller’s great-grandfather, a pioneer of the Yakima Valley, who founded their family farm in the early 1900’s and helped create the Roza Irrigation Canal, which supplies water to 72,000 acres of farmland in the Yakima Valley.  Once on the nose this takes on cassis and anise tones alongside sagebrush, huckleberry jelly and shades of Turkish coffee that all take shape in the glass. The palate is soft and elegant with a silky mouthfeel. Rich dark fruits parade with shades of blueberry, espresso bean and dried herbs. This is seriously good even at the three year mark, as the 2018 ‘H. Lloyd Miller’ Red Wine will cellar well for a decade or more to come. Drink 2021-2035- 93

Owen Bargreen


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Founders H. Lloyd Miller

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Founders H. Lloyd Miller

Cascadia Wine Competition

Hellcat / Tempranillo

90 | Airfield Estates 2018 Hellcat

2018 Airfield Estates ‘Hellcat’ Red Wine- The 2018 ‘Hellcat’ blends Tempranillo (68%) with Syrah (32%). The palate shows a silky texture with rich red and dark fruits, with tobacco leaf, leather and milk chocolate tones. Delicious to savor now, enjoy this great effort over the next five to seven years. Drink 2021-2026- 90

Owen Bargreen


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Hellcat

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Hellcat

Seattle Wine Awards


90 | Airfield Estates 2010 Tempranillo

This firm and fruity Tempranillo has a lush core of boysenberry and black cherry fruit.  It's finished with screwcap, and may require decanting to push it open, but it will reward your patience with a deep and focused wine that has some cellar potential.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


90+ | Airfield Estates 2009 Tempranillo

The 2009 Tempranillo contains 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 11 months in a mix of oaks. The bouquet is somewhat reticent but with coaxing displays spicy black fruits and toasty oak. Savory and ripe on the palate with good varietal character, it is another piece of evidence of how Tempranillo can perform in eastern Washington.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


90 | Airfield Estates 2007 Tempranillo

Vibrant and juicy, this brims with blackberry, cherry, pepper and floral aromas and flavors, echoing enticingly against mildly crunchy tannins.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator

Lightning

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Lightning

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


EXCELLENT | Airfield Estates 2014 Lightning

The Miller family pays honor to its farm’s heritage – a World War II airbase – and Lockheed-Martin by naming this white Rhône blend for the P-38, arguably the most important fighter of its day. Head winemaker Marcus Miller designs this wine around Roussanne (80%), supercharging it with Viognier (10%) and Chardonnay. Suave aromas of lemon chiffon, apple, creamy nougat and herbs lead to nicely balanced flavors of orange yogurt and pear, backed by minerality and lemon pith. Suggested pairings for this Aviation Series bottling include paella Lobster Cioppino, South Indian Chicken Curry and cheeses such as Camembert or fontina.

Great Northwest Wine


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2012 Lightning

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 | Airfield Estates 2008 Lightning

The 2008 Lightning is a blend of 50% Viognier, 25% Roussanne, with the balance Chardonnay and Marsanne. Barrel-fermented and raised sur lie with monthly batonnage in seasoned French oak for 11 months, the wine did not go through malolactic. The nose displays a touch of smoke, bee's wax, spring flowers, and melon. Medium-bodied on the palate, it reveals a smooth texture, complex flavors, good acidity, and impeccable balance. Drink this lengthy effort now and over the next 4 years.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate

Malbec

91 | Airfield Estates 2008 Malbec

The purple-colored 2008 Malbec spent 20 months in 40% new French and American oak. Asian spices, incense, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry are followed by a plush, chewy, full-flavored Malbec with superior depth and length. Give it 2-3 years to fill out and enjoy it from 2013 to 2023.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate

Merlot

92 | Airfield Estates 2019 Merlot

Editors' Choice

Wine Enthusiast


GOLD | 2014 Airfield Estates Reserve Merlot

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Merlot

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Reserve Merlot

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Reserve Merlot

Seattle Wine Awards


90 | Airfield Estates 2012 Merlot

I loved the 2012 Yakima Valley Merlot, and this plump, rounded, textured and fruity effort yields lots of plum, blueberry and violet-like aromas and flavors. It’s another well-made wine from this team that will drink nicely for 3-5 years.  – Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Advocate


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2012 Merlot

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


90 | Airfield Estates 2012 Runway Merlot

Broad and spicy, tangy at the core, this offers plum and currant fruit lifted by hints of chalky mineral and fine acidity, carrying through on the long finish.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator


91 & EDITOR'S CHOICE | Airfield Estates 2010 Merlot

This is a fine effort, culled from a single block of 15-year-old vines. Firm and tannic, it shows focused flavors of blackberry and cassis, highlights of clove and cacao, with admirable precision through a lingering finish.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


90 & EDITOR'S CHOICE | Airfield Estates 2009 Merlot

This is all Merlot, tight and toasty, with generous black fruits compacted into a dense core. This one needs more bottle age, and/or substantial decanting time, but it shows excellent depth and polish already.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


90 | Airfield Estates 2008 Merlot

The 2008 Merlot (100%) spent 20 months in 40% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, tobacco, cassis, and black cherry lead to a medium to full-bodied ripe wine with good grip, excellent volume, layered fruit, and enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


91 | Airfield Estates 2007 Merlot

The 2007 Merlot was aged in 40% new oak, predominantly French. Aromas of cedar, cinnamon, allspice, cassis, and black cherry are followed by an easy-going, friendly wine with good depth of flavor and 2-3 years of cellaring potential. It, too, can be enjoyed from 2011 to 2020.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate

Michael Miller

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Michael Miller

Regional Class Champion New World Rhone

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


93 | Airfield Estates 2018 Michael Miller

2018 Airfield Estates ‘Michael L. Miller’ Red Wine- This Rhone inspired wine blends 53% Syrah with 33% Grenache and 14% Mourvedre and is a tribute to Michael L. Miller who founded Airfield Estates. The nose entices with dried garrigue tones alongside smoked pork shoulder, venison blood and black currants that all march in unison. The palate is very fresh, focused and pure, with a soft mouthfeel and wonderful length. This has a great air of elegance and refinement with a seamless texture and a core of dark fruits and creosote, woven together with black pepper and smoky tones. Gorgeous to enjoy right now, this has a long way to go in the cellar. Drink 2021-2032- 93

Owen Bargreen

Moscato

DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2017 Moscato

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


EXCELLENT & BEST BUY | Airfield Estates 2015 Moscato

This year, Marcus Miller continues to toast the 50th anniversary of his grandfather, Don, establishing Airfield Estates near the base of the Rattlesnake Mountain. The delightful and light expression with Muscat Canelli, one of the seven white varieties planted across their 830 acres, is nicely done without any fizz. Classic aromas of jasmine and rosewater include peaches and apricots. There’s follow through to the palate as pleasing acidity and a nibble of peach skin balance the 4% residual sugar. Suggested pairings include Massaman Chicken, roasted duck breast, Stone-Fruit Panzanella, savory cheesecake and slightly aged goat’s cheese or Cougar Gold.

Great Northwest Wine


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Moscato

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Mustang

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Mustang

Great Northwest Wine Invitational


OUTSTANDING | Airfield Estates 2013 Mustang

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.

Great Northwest Wine


GOLD & BEST OF CLASS | Airfield Estates 2013 Mustang

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


90 | Airfield Estates 2013 Mustang

Bright and tangy, with currant and black pepper flavors on a broad, supple frame, lingering on the lively finish.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Mustang

Seattle Wine Awards


91 & EDITOR'S CHOICE | Airfield Estates 2012 Mustang

This wine is a blend of Syrah (45%), Mourvèdre (27%), Grenache (25%) and Cinsault. It charms with complex, pure aromas of boysenberry, white pepper, raspberries and herbs. The flavors are full in feel, with the judicious use of oak heightening the enjoyment.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast

Red Wine

90 | Airfield Estates 2014 Red Wine

High-toned aromas of cocoa, barrel spice, vanilla and dark fruit lead to plentiful, focused fruit and barrel flavors. The flavors linger on the finish.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast


GOLD & GRAND CHAMPION RED | Airfield Estates 2014 Red Wine

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

Riesling

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2019 Riesling

Regional Class Champion

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


93 | Airfield Estates 2019 Late Harvest Riesling

2019 Airfield Estates ‘Late Harvest’ Riesling- Over the past decade or so, Airfield Estates has gained a sterling reputation for their dessert style wines. A recent phone call with Marcus Miller sparked me to uncork a 2013 ‘Late Harvest’ bottling that was still fresh and vibrant. The 2019 Airfield Estates ‘Late Harvest’ Riesling shows pretty honeysuckle and white peach aromatics alongside shades of candied ginger and kumquat tones. The palate is dense and viscous, giving an off an unctuous character. Layers of ripe peach and candied Mandarin orange oil with apricot jelly and stony minerals fill the palate. This is seriously good stuff now that will cellar for at least another decade. Drink 2021-2035- 93

Owen Bargreen


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Late Harvest Riesling

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Sweet Riesling

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2013 Late Harvest Riesling

Seattle Wine Awards


92 | 2010 Late Harvest Riesling

The 2010 Runway Late Harvest Riesling was made with 50-60% botrytis infected fruit and finished with 15% residual sugar. Peaches, tropical fruits, honey, and botrytis aromas lead to a viscous, vibrant wine with superb natural acidity that frames the fruit brilliantly. This wine is all about pleasure; how long it will last is difficult to say but there is no rational reason to defer your gratification. By the way, it is also an outstanding value in sweet dessert wine.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


90 & BEST BUY | Airfield Estates 2008 Riesling

Sharp scents with a light hint of cardboard, piercing lemon oil and pineapple, minerality and lemon tea. The flavors follow, and the wine has good concentration and depth, with a dry, toasted cracker and wet stone finish. It gets better and better in the mouth.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast

Rosé

SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Sangiovese Rosé

Cascadia Wine Competition


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Sangiovese Rosé

Seattle Wine Awards


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Rosé

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

Runway Red Blend

92 | Airfield Estates 2018 Runway Red Blend

2018 Airfield Estates ‘Runway’ Red Wine- A right bank style wine comprised of 55% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Franc, the 2018 ‘Runway’ shows rich cassis and mocha tones, with cocoa powder dusted black cherry and pipe tobacco accents on the palate. Full-bodied and showing plenty of bright acidity, this has some really nice aging potential. Drink 2021-2031- 92

Owen Bargreen


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Runway Red Blend

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2016 Runway Red Blend

Seattle Wine Awards

Sauvignon Blanc

Best of Class GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


89 | Airfield Estates 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Seattle Wine Awards


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Seattle Wine Awards


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Cascadia Wine Competition


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 | Airfield Estates 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Bright and lively, this is juicy with grapefruit and herb flavors, finishing with pizzazz.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator

Spitfire

GOLD | Airfield Estates 2019 Spitfire

Great Northwest Wine Invitational


90 | Airfield Estates 2009 Spitfire

The 2009 Spitfire is made up of 61% Sangiovese, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel where the wine spent 11 months. Smoke, cherries, rose petal, spice box, tobacco, and cassis lead to a full-bodied, savory, structured wine with 1-2 years of aging potential. It displays good volume and a lengthy, pure finish.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate

Syrah

90 | Airfield Estates 2019 Syrah

A ripe, juicy Syrah that over-delivers for its' price. Enjoy notes of orange peel, blackberry, and cola, with very soft tannins in the distant background. A very approachable, soft and smooth expression of this grape, with abundant but not overdone fruit. For an $18 wine it's rare to use any much less 38% New French oak, and aged in barrels for 16 months before bottling, giving it just enough of the toasty notes. Only 1362 cases produced. 90 Points in the $15 to $25 Category - The Wine Panel

The Wine Panel


GOLD | Airfield Estates 2019 Syrah

Regional Class Champion

Houston Rodeo Wine Competition


92 | Airfield Estates 2018 Reserve Syrah

2018 Airfield Estates ‘Reserve’ Syrah- Given a 2% Viognier co-ferment, the 2018 ‘Reserve’ Syrah is an awesome new wine by the talented team of Marcus Miller and Travis Maple. The nose shows gobs of smoked meats with lavender, white pepper and sage undertones alongside a core of rich dark fruits. The palate is plush, showing a soft texture and a wonderful sense of depth and concentration. Bulls blood, blackberry cordial, mocha, tar and smoked brisket tones all wonderfully collide on the palate, with a good acid backbone. Enjoy this beautiful wine over the next decade. Drink 2021-2030- 92

Owen Bargreen


SILVER | Airfield Estates 2017 Reserve Syrah

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


EXCELLENT | Airfield Estates 2014 Syrah

Of the more than 20 varieties grown across the Miller family’s 800+ acres in the foothills of Washington’s Rattlesnake Mountain, Syrah is among the standouts year-in and year-out, including the 2014 vintage. The 15 months in oak barrels helps account for jammy aromas of blueberry and cherry compote on toast, backed by a whiff of gaminess. They lead to flavors of plum and pomegranate, backed by dark chocolate and raspberry juice.

Great Northwest Wine


DOUBLE GOLD | Airfield Estates 2014 Syrah

Seattle Wine Awards


91 | Airfield Estates 2014 Syrah

This has a deeper, more savoury character than the Lone Birch label Syrah, with a lovely black cherry nose and voluptuous black and red fruit on the palate. There is less obvious vanilla here, but more grip in the form of velvety tannins. Great intensity and balance.  – James Button

Decanter Magazine


90+ | Airfield Estates 2009 Reserve Syrah

The 2009 Reserve Syrah was aged in 50% new Hungarian oak for 11 months. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up alluring aromas of game, bacon, blueberry, lavender, and plum aromas. Mouth-filling, succulent, and structured, it has plenty of flavor but is quite one-dimensional at the moment.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


91 | Airfield Estates 2009 Reserve Syrah

A fine example of Yakima Valley Syrah, this is a chewy, dark, smoky, coffee and bitter chocolate-infused wine with immense staying power. The fruit provides a cassis and blackberry backbone; the tannins and smoke and oaky flavors roll on through the lengthy finish. Big, brawny and delicious.  – Paul Gregutt

Wine Enthusiast


90 | Airfield Estates 2007 Syrah

The 2007 Syrah was co-fermented with 8% Viognier and aged in 30% new oak for 18 months. The wine gets a floral lift from the Viognier to complement the aromas of smoked meat, bacon, lavender, and blueberry. Round and succulent on the palate, this forward effort will deliver pleasure through 2017.  – Jay S. Miller

Wine Advocate


91 | Airfield Estates 2007 Syrah

Polished, focused and distinctive for its let-it-all-hang out plum, violet, earth, meat and spice flavors, lingering on the supple finish.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator


91 | Airfield Estates 2006 Reserve Syrah

Silky and tremendously appealing for its gentle nature and bright boysenberry fruit that has delicate spice overtones. The finish hovers elegantly.  – Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator

Viognier

Best of Class GOLD | Airfield Estates 2018 Viognier

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


90 & BEST BUY | Airfield Estates 2014 Viognier

The aromas pop, with notes of white flowers, pear and ripe peach. It's full bodied in feel, drinking dry with a textured feel and a drawn-out finish—a very pleasing example of the variety.  – Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Enthusiast