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2020 Pedro’ White Rhone Blend

Tasting Notes

‘Pedro’ White Rhone Blend, 2020, Columbia Valley, WA This Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier blend has lush tropical aromas. Medium bodied with tastes of pineapple and coconut, pleasant acid with a smooth finish.

Winemaker Notes

Song Pairing: ‘I Will Survive’ Gloria Gaynor

Pairings

DaVine's Cajun Pasta

Other Notes

Probably the most satisfying mission to a FAC -- or any flyer -- was to assist in the rescue of a brother airman. The Air Force had a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) force in Southeast Asia consisting initially of short-ranged HH-43 Huskie helicopters (call sign Pedro). These later were replaced by specially equipped HH-3 Jolly Green Giant and HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant helicopters. Rescue helicopters were escorted by specially-trained pilots flying propeller-driven A-1 Skyraiders (call sign Sandy). The A-1 was chosen for this mission because of its ruggedness, long endurance, heavy payload (equivalent to a World War II B-17) and ability to stay with the slower helicopters. Few Americans are aware that the HH-43 was the first USAF SAR helicopter in the war, the last USAF SAR helicopter to leave Vietnam, and that it was credited with more combat saves than either the HH-3 or the HH-53 Jolly Green Giants. This is remarkable considering that it was unarmed, very small, had a relatively short range. Although its rotor blades were made of wood, the men who flew on it were made of steel.
Vintage 2020
Wine Style White Wine
Size 750 ml
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$300.00 per Case