Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information2000 Reininger Merlot Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards
Pepper Bridge
Spring Valley
Seven Hills
Blend
89% Merlot
8% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage
80% American oak
20% Russian oak
(35% New oak)
Bottled August 2002
Cases Produced 970

Tasting Notes
This wine does justice to the incredible 1999. With a bit more fruit intensity and tannin structure, this gorgeous, well-balanced merlot is packed full of flavor displaying aromas of dark cherry, as well as a hint of lilac and sweet wood spice. Lively dark cherry melds with jammy fruit, cassis and rich tannins, leading to a lingering finish with a hint of toast.

Recognition
90 points - Wine Spectator
Platinum - Winepress Northwest Platinum Judging
Double Gold – Washington State Wine Competition