Cabernet Sauvignon

2018Cabernet Sauvignon

Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills & XL

We’ve been making Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon since our inaugural vintage in 1997. For our REININGER label, we commonly source Cabernet Sauvignon from Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and XL Vineyards.

Bottle: $40

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Note

2018 provided another fine Walla Walla Valley vintage. Shaped by a cool spring, hot July, and moderate fall days with cool nights, the Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon produced small berries and moderate yields.

Black fruit scents of black cherry, black currant and blackberry reduction meld with a thin layer of candied roasted walnuts, hints of toasted oak and a peek of eucalyptus. The flavors of its silky palate, with fine chewy tannins and balanced acidity, nearly mirrors the nose. Black cherry with a vein of cassis stream start to finish.  Delicious now but worthy of many years in your cellar.—Charles P. Reininger, Winemaker

 

Technical Information

Blend:
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Vineyards:
61% XL, 28% Seven Hills, 11% Pepper Bridge
Appellation:
Walla Walla Valley
Cooperage:
100% French (36% new oak)
Alcohol:
14.6%
pH:
3.68
Total Acidity:
6.5 g/L
Cases Produced:
401
Bottled:
July 2020
Released:
November 2020