2012 Reininger Carmenere

2012 Reininger Carmenére Seven Hills Vineyard
Walla Walla Valley


Technical Information

Seven Hills Vineyard
100% Carmenére
French Oak (44% new)
Bottled September 2014
pH 3.7
Total acidity 6.4 g/L
Cases Produced 336


Tasting Notes

This Carmenére has a beautiful dark purple-garnet color and offers an adventurous array of aromas beginning with a blend of dark fruits, fig, peppercorn and agave, coconut meat, cocoa and a wisp of dusty oak. It has an elegant silky texture with a very fine tannin structure supported by perfect acidity to create a wonderfully balanced wine that is contradicted by a rough-hewn element derived from the obvious white pepper/peppercorn making for a fun cognitive juxtaposition. There are interesting layers of ripe cranberry, blackcurrant, and wild blackberry, folded in with dark Baker’s 100% cacao, vanilla bean, valley loam and our Carmenére’s hallmark pepper spice.