' Airfield Estates - 2016 Dolcetto | Washington State Wine
 

2016 Dolcetto

$35.00 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

This Italian varietal is very food friendly and displays lots of concentrated red fruits. Cherry liqueur, cocoa and exotic spices are abundant on the nose, while the palate is very lush, bursting of vibrant cherries and a hint of black licorice leading to a silky-smooth finish.

Vineyard Designation

100% Estate Grown

Winemaker Notes

Hand harvested from our estate vineyard at optimal ripeness, our 2 rows of Dolcetto don’t produce very much. After destemming but no crushing, we sent the grapes to a small one-ton fermenter where our extraction was a bit more aggressive early on to gain texture and mouthfeel, then gentle towards the end of alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged in 2-3-year-old oak to allow the bright fruits and concentrated flavors to be showcased in the wine. Overall, the wine aged for 19 months in French Oak.

Pairings

Antipasto - Prosciutto to Spicy Coppa with Burrata or Taleggio
Slow-Roasted Black Cod with Red Chermoula
Ground Lamb and Shallot Kebabs with Pomegranate Molasses
Gnocchi in a light tomato sauce tempered with a kiss of cream.

Other Notes

Limited Release. Only 48 cases produced.
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Dolcetto
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 6.9 g/L
PH 3.55
Ageability Now through 2024
Bottling Date 5/11/18
Alcohol % 14.4
Size Bottle