Mr. Owl's Red

2018Mr. Owl's Red

Bacchus, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills & XL

When the Reininger children were young, they had difficulty pronouncing the name of the man who began working in the winery’s cellar in 1999. The children would call him “Mr. Owl!” In 2002, Raul Morfin became our Assistant Winemaker and Chuck crafted the first Mr. Owl’s Red as a thank you to all of Raul’s hard work.

It wasn’t until 2008 that REININGER released another Mr. Owl’s Red. Since 2008, Raul has taken his favorite grapes from each vintage to create a special blend.

The 2018 vintage scored 92 points from James Suckling.

Mr. Owl's Red
Tasting Note

Mr. Owl’s Red is no fly by night wine. Its purple-garnet color and dark fruit aromas portend the quiet strength of this beloved blend. Pronounced cherry, black raspberry and currant soar on a powerful glide path with scents of anise, cinnamon, and dried rose petals. Chewy flavors of Bing cherry and plum, make a balanced palate landing with notes of licorice, cinnamon and rose. Fine-medium tannins lead into a long cherry finish woven with blueberry. 

Technical Information

41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah, 23% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Bacchus, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills & XL
Walla Walla Valley
95% French, 5% American, (23% new oak)
Total Acidity:
6.2 g/L
Cases Produced:
June 2020
August 2020
92 points, James Suckling