Airfield Estates 2011 Vineyard Salute Bombshell Red, Yakima Valley, $20

By on November 23, 2014

airfield-estates-vineyard-salute-bombshell-red-nv-bottleOne of the most recognized labels produced by this multi-generation grape-growing family, the blend changes from year to year. In the cooler vintage of 2011, it led with Syrah (57%) and Malbec (16%), and those varieties help give it a theme of purple-toned fruit akin to plum, blueberry and Marionberry. There are exotic oaky notes to the nose with clove, patchouli, cocoa and pine resin, while the drink is bold and juicy with splashes of elderberry and cherry joining in.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 2,716 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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