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REININGER Winery, located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley, specializes in crafting elegant and finely structured red wines from hand-harvested, ultra premium grapes. From our first release in 1997, Reininger wines have possessed a unique quality derived from the winemaker's awareness of and passion for the natural elements that make great wines.– Description from Harold Kent
Sweet toasted oak with dirty earth on the nose. Perfectly balanced mellow black cherries with a lean toward plums and a slightly sweet long gentle finish. This is some great stuff.
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The wine is a lovely deep ruby in the glass. The nose is very interesting, with a whiff of leather that is layered upon rich ripe fruit, lovely spice, vanilla and a hint of dried flowers. The taste is just marvelous, with a subdued combination of fruit, blackberry and cherry cola with a hint of cassis and plum midpalate. The finish is divine,... Read More
It's a beautiful deep purple color in the glass, and the nose evokes great aromas of anise, sharp spice, cinnamon, and cocoa. The taste is very fruit forward with some notes of black cherry, plum and cassis that evolves into some lovely baking spice and earthy notes midpalate, including some cedar and limestone. The finish is quite refined, w... Read More
An interesting article --http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/dining/kevin-pogue-seeks-washington-states-top-terroir.htmlI've yet to try any wines from Walla Walla -- simply not available here -- but keep reading about them. It's on my to-do list for if I ever visit the US. But it's particularly interesting to see they're taking terroir more seriou... Read More
The wine was a deep garnet, edging toward purple in the glass. The nose was quite rustic, almost woodsy, you know, that somewhat barnyard type aroma that some wines seem prone to, but this one wasn't as woodsy as some I've tried. The taste however was a dramatic step in the right direction, with lovely tastes of dried fruit, some wonderful flo... Read More
Hello gang,Im turning to the best group of people to go to for wine and travel advice! Im heading up to Portland, Oregon then driving up to Seattle, Washington and then 45 mins away from Walla walla at a friends after Christmas for New Years!I know North Willamette is right by Portland so was wondering if there are places any Snoothers recommend... Read More
Sean Sullivan recently published and updated a list of his top 100 or so wines of 2012, with predictable results. Cayuse, Quilceda Creek, Leonetti all occupy the top 3 spots, followed by a few mid tier standards like Betz, Reynvaan, Maison Bleue, Grammercy. Well, I should say I'm just starting to get to know these names and also starting to buy ... Read More
So I just go back from my 2-week road trip driving cross country to visit my favorite wine region, Walla Walla! Now to be fair, I enjoyed wine on the way out and on the way back. I stopped in northwest Missouri to try some wines made from the Norton grape, which is the official grape of the state, as well as some wines in the Snake River Valle... Read More
Sweet toasted oak with dirty earth on the nose. Perfectly balanced mellow black cherries with a lean toward plums and a slightly sweet long gentle finish. This is some great stuff. Read More
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