CPR RED WINE, Fifth Edition

NVCPR RED WINE, Fifth Edition

Ash Hollow, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills, Stone Tree & XL

CPR RED WINE is a unique wine and is an evolving product of my natural curiosity. “Perpetual” is the best description of its style, a modified Solera blending, with each year’s blend referred to as an “edition.”

The First Edition was born by the blending of six grape varietals and six vintages from four distinct vineyards in Washington state. The GOAL: to express and experience the totality of a diverse wine growing region over time in one treasured bottle of wine. Only a fraction of the First Edition was bottled. This coveted fraction was replaced in the original blend by the addition of another grape varietal, vineyard and vintage to rejuvenate the First Edition. This new blend became the Second Edition.

For the fifth edition of the CPR non vintage red blend, Chuck Reininger introduced Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah from the 2016 and 2017 vintages.

CPR RED WINE, Fifth Edition
Tasting Note

One of my favorite quips, “Age is an Attitude!”, is on full display in our CPR RED WINE, Fifth Edition. Not only does this version expose an expression of age with wisps of sweet pipe tobacco and soft, elegant tannins, but bares a chic, stylish demeanor with focused acidity and beautifully blended scents of exotic spice, anise, violets and delicate rose petals. A soft and elegant palate unveils swarthy fruit flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry, plum and macerated blueberries folded with fennel and dark caramel. For treasured moments with cherished people.

– Charles Phillip Reininger, Winemaker

 

Technical Information

Blend:
25% Syrah, 13% Carmenère, 13% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 11% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Vineyards:
Ash Hollow, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills, Stone Tree & XL
Appellation:
Columbia Valley
Cooperage:
96% French, 4% American
Alcohol:
15.1%
pH:
3.75
Acidity:
6.6 g/L
Case Production:
94
Bottled:
July 2019
Released:
September 2019