2001 Reininger Cima

2001 Reininger Cima
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information2001 Reininger Cima Walla Walla Valley

Pepper Bridge
Spring Valley
Seven Hills Vineyard
50% Sangiovese
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
100% French oak (all new)
Bottled April 2004
pH 3.6
Total acidity 0.66 g/100ml
Cases Produced 238

Tasting Notes
Cima, stylistically a child of the Supertuscan, is Seven Hills Vineyard sangiovese grosso blended with Bordeaux varietals from the Walla Walla Valley. As with its mentors of Brunello di Montalcino, Cima is aged two and a half years in new French oak and bottle aged one and a half years before release.  I have affectionately dubbed Cima our “SUPERWALLAN”. The nose offers a semi sweet melding of rhubarb-strawberry, and black raspberry with cedar, pencil and thyme. A taste brings the unexpected pleasure of a dry Chambord liqueur, smoky-raw steak with minced black olives. Supple, almost chalky, tannins, playing off of a mellow tartness complete this culinary diva.