1999 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon

1999 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information

Pepper Bridge
Seven Hills Vineyard
Bordeaux Blend
82% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc
9% Merlot
Harvested October 6 through October 23
Brix 22.5-26.2 B
Fermentation 7-8 days in open fermenters and pressed directly to barrels
Aging 19 months French Oak (Allier and Nevers)
Bottled May 2001
pH 3.5
Total acidity 0.67g/100ml
Cases Produced 524

Tasting Notes
A very rich and complex wine, dark red in color. Flavors of ripe plum and vanillin lead off the nose with hints of spice, mocha and black fruits in the mouth. The well-rounded tannins make the expansive mouth feel soft yet structured. A big, lingering finish completes this gorgeous wine.

Wine Enthusiast, 92 points