Selected Best Wine - Winter 2018

by Robert Scott Robert Scott

Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon from Yakima Valley USA

Average Price: $28.00

Established in 1983, Yakima Valley is Washington’s oldest appellation. It lies within the Columbia Valley and includes 10,000 acres of wine grapes, roughly one-third the state’s total. Yakima Valley’s most widely planted variety is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Riesling and Syrah also represent significant acreage. Airfield Estates vineyard is situated in the heart of the Yakima Valley. The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% varietal and 100% from the estate vineyard.

Real World Wine Description

Body Full
Acid Juicy
Dryness Dry
Fruit Flavors Black Cherry and Plum
Oak Sandalwood and Exotic Spice
Tannins Rich and Refined
(S or P)* P

This full bodied, dry bright, juicy wine, has delicious black cherry, plum and exotic spice flavors. The winery recommends Rosemary-Pepper Beef Rib Roast with Porcini jus and Camembert or Roquefort as just a few of the recommended food and wine combinations.

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