Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2016
PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE
Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley – rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.
Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.