2002 Reininger Merlot

2002 Reininger Merlot
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information
2000 Reininger Merlot Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards
Ash Hollow
Pepper Bridge
Spring Valley
Seven Hills Vineyard
Blend
95% Merlot
3% Cabernet Franc
2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
70% American, 30% French Oak
(47% new, 53% used)
Bottled June 2004
pH 3.79
Total acidity .64 g/100ml
Cases Produced 1397

Tasting Notes
Cherry and rose with fresh sage root pulled from the earth play in the glass.  Black currant, milk chocolate powder, butterscotch and barely a hint of pulverized, dusty pepper float across the palate accompanied by very fine tannins.