Reininger Winery 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $44

By on April 6, 2013

washington wineBefore he opened a winery in the Walla Walla Valley, Chuck Reininger was a professional mountain climber. In fact, he has summited many of the highest peaks in this hemisphere. He reaches more new heights with this Syrah using grapes from Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards. It is a gorgeous red with aromas of plush dark fruit, including cordial cherry and Marionberry, along with hints of toasted marshmallow. On the palate, it provides a smooth entry that gives way to flavors of black pepper, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruit and rich, round tannins. This wine was do delicious, it had us reaching for the thesaurus to come up with more descriptions.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 392 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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