2009 Reininger Mr. Owl’s Red
Walla Walla Valley
TA 6.3 g/L
Bottled April 2012
Produced 199 Cases
Mr. Owl’s is made in honor of our Assistant Winemaker, Raul Morfin, who also helped with its blending and tasting notes. A percentage of the wine’s proceeds will go to a charity of Raul’s choosing.
The amazing thing about this wine is its Bordeaux character yet it’s 50% syrah and does not show it. It has a gleaming wonderful color and offers up dark fruits of black cherry, currant and plum on the nose with hints of eucalyptus, licorice and leather. The palate reflects all these flavors and adds black olive, craisins, a little brown spice and a soft-medium tannin grip. Mr. Owl will be a wonderful part of your cellar as he is a wonderful part of our Reininger Family.
(When our children were very young they had difficulty pronouncing a nice young man’s name, WHOOO had just began working with us. Tessa Rose and Reid would walk inside our old tin shackteau at the Walla Walla Airport and greet him with, “Hello Mr. Owl!” Raul has since become our Assistant Winemaker and is very special to us and our winery.)