2012 Reininger Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Walla Walla"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Walla Walla"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Walla Walla Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 346
KWG Score: 91.1 (based on 6 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: January 27, 2016
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Syrah from Washington State was very well received by the Tasting Panel. It opens with a mild blueberry bouquet with hints of cherry and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a gentle blackberry with hints of coffee, minerality, black pepper and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are rather sticky. The panel suggested that this Syrah would benefit from some cellaring and decanting. After decanting, this would pair well with beef bourguignon or wild boar Bolognese. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Following a vigorous pour into my glass, I lower my nose while closing my eyes to greet visions of my once little girl taking a fistful of a potpourri of sweet violet, orange blossom, lavender and spice from her bedside table. I open my eyes to see a polished deep garnet wine. The velvety palate bring forth plum and fig macerated with saffron and turmeric proceeding drying, chewy tannins interlaced with steak tartare, earth, a crumb of almond and Madagascar chocolate.
Organic status: not organic
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