' Airfield Estates - 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon | Washington State Red Wine
 

2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

$30.00 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

This wine boasts a gorgeous dark color with aromatics of black cherry, plum and blackcurrant followed by layers of sandalwood, graphite and exotic spices. The entry is smooth with refined tannins and a perfect balance of oak and dark red fruit fills out the palate, followed by a lush, lingering finish.

Vineyard Designation

100% Estate Grown

Winemaker Notes

Our 2015 Reserve Cabernet comes from our estate vineyard in the Yakima Valley. The wines beautiful crafting begins in the vineyard, where we carefully select the best blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon our vineyard can produce. From there, starting in the chilly winter, we begin our pruning with goals to achieve a very small crop load. Having a small crop load lets the plants growth focus on concentrating flavors, optimal ripeness and perfectly balanced tannins. When the grapes were ready for harvest, all grapes were harvest by hand, ensuring we only select the best possible grapes to ferment. We hand sort the grapes again once at our production facility before we de-stem and send to fermenters for the magic to begin. All lots were sent to small 2-ton fermenters and had an extraction protocol of 2-4 punch downs per day and allowed to ferment dry on the skins, about 14 days. The wines were then sent to exclusive French Oak barrels with 61% New French Oak, 21% 2-year-old French Oak, and 18% neutral oak. Each barrel had its lees stirred for the 1st 3 months of aging to achieve roundness and structure and aged for approximately 18 months in oak.

Pairings

Rosemary-Pepper Beef Rib Roast with Porcini Jus
Blue Cheese Burgers
Broiled Pork Chops with Sun-Dried Tomato & Chipotle Pesto
Camembert or Roquefort

Awards

Silver, 2018 Cascade Wine Competition.
Silver, 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon - Reserve Tier
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.92
Ageability Now through 2030
Bottling Date 8/16/17
Alcohol % 14.7
Size Bottle