2012 Reininger US Red Blend "Mr. Owl's Red"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mr. Owl's Red"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah, 15% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot
Region: Walla Walla Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 241
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: November 13, 2016
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Malbec based blend from Washington State is very good. It opens with a faint black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and very velvety. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black cherry and gentle cedar blend with notes of mild minerality. I also detected hints of red plum and a touch of oregano. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are refined, yet a bit sticky and linger. This wine would pair well with sauteed veal medallions with sage and mushrooms. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Story of Mr. Owl: When the Reininger children were young, they had difficulty pronouncing the name of the nice young man who began working with us. The children would greet him with, "Hello, Mr. Owl!" Raul Morfin has since become our Assistant Winemaker and is very special to us. To honor Raul's dedication to Reininger, Mr. Owl's Red was first crafted in 2002. To further thank Raul, Reininger donates $5 of every bottle sold to his favorite Walla Walla charity, Friends of the Farm Labor Homes Community.
Organic status: not organic
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