1997 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon

1997 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information

Seven Hills Vineyard2001 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon
Pepper Bridge
Whitney Vineyard
Bordeaux Blend
91% CabernetSauvignon
5% Merlot
4% Cabernet Franc
Harvested October 2 – 10, 1997
Brix 23.9 B°
Fermentation Seven days on skins in open fermenters and basket pressed directly to barrels before dry
Aging 23 months 86% French oak (Allier, Nevers), 14% American Oak
Bottled September 1999
pH 3.66
Total acidity 0.56g/100ml
Cases Produced 350

Tasting Notes
This soft elegant wine has aromas of cherry, plum, and a dash of pepper, surrounded by a hint of eucalyptus mingled with spice and vanilla. The mid palette intensifies the dark fruit that evolves into a lingering cherry-raspberry finish accompanied by vanilla and toast.

Gold Medal, Northwest Wine Summit 2000
Wine Spectator, 92 points