2007 Reininger Cima

2007 Reininger Cima
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information2005 Reininger Cima | Walla Walla Valley

Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills Vineyards
53% Sangiovese
21% Cabernet Sauvignon
16% Petit Verdot
10% Merlot
91% French Oak
9% American Oak
(40% New Oak)
Bottled August 2012
pH 3.64
Total acidity 6.6 g/L
Cases Produced 235

Tasting Notes
Cima, meaning summit, has been an “Hmm…I wonder where this trail leads to” experience, an unintended diversion on a scenic byway off the Bordeaux freeway leading me on an incredible romantic journey with Sangiovese. The 2007 has aromatics of cherry hard candy, crème brulee, a touch of dried fruit spice and savoriness that screams Walla Walla. Its garnet body smoothly enters the curves as it delicately hugs corners of cassis and cola nut then tattooing a skid mark of blackberry and date as its acidity accelerates for the straight away trailing a wispy exhaust of leather, tobacco and cedary eucalyptus. The view from the summit is amazing.

-Chuck Reininger,  Winemaker 

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