1999 Reininger Syrah

1999 Reininger Syrah
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information1999 Reininger Syrah Walla Walla Valley
Pepper Bridge
Seven Hills Vineyard
93.5% Syrah
6.5% Sangiovese
Harvested October 6- October 22
Brix 21.6-27.2B
Fermentation 5-7 days in open fermenters and presses directly to barrels before dry
Aging 18 months in French Oak
Bottled April 2001
pH 3.58
Total acidity 0.63g/100 ml
Cases Produced 369

Tasting Notes
A wine possessing deep, rich color. The nose reflects aromas of baking spices and blueberries while the mouth hints of raspberries and apricots. The very light influence of oak allows the true essence of the fruit be revealed. The wine is very soft in the mouth with well-integrated tannins that define a very balanced wine with an elegant, seamless finish.

Double Gold Medal, San Francisco Wine Competition 2001
An American Example of Greatness, Jefferson Cup Invitational 2001