2006 Reininger Carmenere

2006 Reininger Carmenére
Walla Walla Valley

2006 Carmenere bottle
Technical Information

Vineyards
Seven Hills Vineyard
Blend
100% Carmenére
Cooperage
French Oak (61% new)
Bottled June 2008
pH 3.81
Total acidity 0.60 g/100ml
Cases Produced 454

Tasting Notes
Our Seven Hills Vineyard Carmenére has come of age, shedding its masculine punch to reveal a beautifully sculptured elegance baring its Walla Walla typicity.  Meat, dark fruit, peppercorn, a whiff of round vanilla toast atop an underlayer of earthy loess intrigues the nose.  She struts the palate catwalk with a perfect balance of acidity while delivering eye-catching flavors of black cherry, unsweetened fig compote laced with white pepper and a pinch of cinnamon and clove.  All of this, while confidently portraying her sumptuous, soft roundness and mouth feel.  This vision refuses to fade.

– Chuck Reininger, Winemaker