' Airfield Estates - Wines

2016 Runway Red Blend

$30.00 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot Our 2016 Runway blend is a Right Bank Bordeaux blend with expressive aromatics of anise and coriander, followed by layers of blackberry jam and a hint of fresh blueberry. The palate evolves with complex flavors of lavender spice, sandalwood, pipe tobacco and a hint of cocoa powder that balances out to a refined, lengthy finish with smooth tannins.

Vineyard Designation

100% estate grown

Production Notes


Winemaker Notes

Each element of our 2016 Runway blend comes from our Estate Vineyard from blocks we have designated as Reserve tier blocks. We farm each of these blocks differently to ensure a small crop size that will allow the fruits growth to focus on concentrating flavors and optimal ripeness. Each varietal was then hand harvested at optimal maturity and sent to a variety of small fermenters and cold-soaked for 72 hours before inoculating with specially selected yeast strains. The wine fermented on the skins for about 18 days . Barrel aged in 20% new French oak and 80% 2-3 year old large format 500L French oak barrels 18 months.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Bordeaux Style Blend - Runway
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 5.9
PH 3.84
Ageability Now through 2028
Bottling Date August 2018
Alcohol % 14.3
Size Bottle