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2008 Reininger Malbec "Pepper Bridge Vineyard"

Winery: Reininger

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pepper Bridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $53

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Reininger 2008 Pepper Bridge Malbec.

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