2012 Reininger Reserve Chardonnay Walla Walla Valley

2012 Reininger Reserve Chardonnay
Walla Walla Valley

Technical Information2011 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Birch Creek Vineyard
100% Chardonnay
Fermented in stainless steel; aged 10 months in a two year old 500 L French puncheon
Cases Produced 47
Bottled September 2013
Tasting Notes
Our REININGER Reserve Chardonnay is a homage to the grape. Its style was created by stainless steel fermentation to focus the fruit, then barrel aged in a one year old 500L French oak puncheon, sur lie (lees contact with occasional stirring) to develop more fruit and a broader mouth feel with subtle oak while     experiencing partial malolactic fermentation. The bright straw color intimates its nuanced oak which compliments, rather than subjugates, its fruit and mineral character. Ripe-mushy pear with a touch of apple, a hint of pineapple churned with slate, wheat straw, an atom or two of dried sage and completed by a dollop of Crème Brule.  – Chuck Reininger, Winemaker

$48/750mL bottle
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