This is 60% Sangiovese, the rest a mix of Bordeaux grapes. Airfield Estates produces a wide variety of mixed red blends, each centered upon a particular grape. But here, as with the others, the dominant grape's varietal character is subsumed in a wash of mixed reds, and the results tend to seem generic. Pleasant, quaffable, but without varietal distinction.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.