In 1997, Chuck and Tracy Reininger launched their dream – owning a premiere winery in the Walla Walla Valley. Chuck sees himself as an intuitive winemaker with a strong connection to nature. He strives at all times to ensure that his wine is the best that it can be. I can attest to the quality and sheer deliciousness of his wines. Reininger Winery is on my must visit list.
The Wines – I was so focused on tasting the wines, I neglected to take any photos.
2007 Merlot - Lot of fruit, the hot sausage I ate before tasting wiped my palate, very tasty, like. 100% Merlot, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills vineyards, ABV 14.2%, production 1072 cases, retail price $38. Recommended.
* Favorite: 2007 Carmenere - 100% deliciousness, spicy. 100% Carmenere, Seven Hills vineyard, ABV 14.5%, production 617 cases, retail price $47 .
* Favorite: 2008 Syrah - Lovely, classic Washington Syrah, very good. 100% Syrah, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge and Ash Hollow vineyards, ABV 14.5%, production 204 cases.
Wines listed here are the wines I liked and recommend. My favorite wines appealed to me because they expressed unique characteristics and quality, they are indicated by an “*” and are in italics.
5858 Old Highway 12
Walla Walla, WA
Tasting Room open daily: 10 am to 5 pm
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