2008 Reininger Malbec "Pepper Bridge Vineyard"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pepper Bridge Vineyard"
Wine Category: Malbec
Grape blend: 100% Malbec
Region: Walla Walla Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 224
KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: March 29, 2013
Wine Review: This very dark purple and opaque colored Malbec from Washington State is very good. It opens with an attractive mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of mint. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty plum with hints of blueberry, dark chocolate and black cherry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. This elegant and food friendly Malbec would nicely complement a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Displays a rustic character of leather, earth, mushroom and spice reminiscent of traditional Malbec; perhaps it's the maturity of the nine year old vines. Finely ground white and black pepper, dried fig, pomegranate, black currant with ripe blackberry flirting in the background satiates my palate along with hints of cocoa and vanilla beans.
Organic status: not organic
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