1998 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information

Pepper Bridge
Seven Hills Vineyard
Bordeaux Blend
91% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
2% Merlot
Harvested October 8 through October 24
Brix 24.0 B°
Fermentation 7-8 days in open fermenters and basket pressed directly to barrels before dry
Aging 18 months French Oak (Allier and Nevers)
Bottled March 2000
pH 3.76
Total acidity 0.56g/100ml
Cases Produced 520

Tasting Notes
A soft, robust wine that greets the nose with cherry and raspberry aromas, a stitch of vanilla and a hint of coriander. Cassis and chocolate blankets the palate and when given a rest, darker cherry nudges in. The cherry pervades with a wisp of vanilla.

Gold Medal, Northwest Wine Summit 2001
Wine Spectator, 90 point