Helix by Reininger 2010 Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29

By on April 3, 2013

Washington wineWhen it comes to Washington Cabernet Sauvignon, there is this really cool little neighborhood in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. It includes such vineyards as Champoux, Martinez, Palengat and Phinny Hill among them. In the past few years, some of the finest red wines in the state have come from the grapes in this small area just north of the Columbia River. This stunner from Reininger in Walla Walla is no exception. It opens with aromas of black currant, allspice, black olive, black licorice and a hint of oak. On the palate, it reveals dark, juicy flavors of boysenberry and black licorice. Sturdy tannins provide structure without getting in the way of all the gorgeous fruit.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 611 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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