2009 Reininger Merlot Walla Walla Valley

2009 Reininger Merlot
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information2009 Merlot Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards
Pepper Bridge
Seven Hills Vineyard
Blend
92% Merlot
4% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
Cooperage
92% American, 8% French (17% New)
Bottled September 2011
pH 3.7
Total acidity 6.2 g/L
Cases Produced 167

Tasting Notes

The 2009 Reininger Merlot is very robust with intense garnet color, and big fruit aromatics of Craisins, black currant with sweet oak spice. Silky and smooth in texture with sculpted flavors of cassis, black berry and cranberry, toffee, and nutmeg. A touch of acidity lifts the fruit toward the end for a long bright finish.

– Chuck Reininger, Winemaker

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