Best Northwest wines of 2015: 90-81

By on December 26, 2015

84. Reininger Winery 2012 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $51

reininger-seven-hills-vineyard-carmenere-2012-bottleOnce believed to be extinct, Carménère has found a welcome new home in the Northwest. This 2012 example from Reininger in the Walla Walla Valley displays aromas of herbs, sweet late-summer blackberries and delicate spices. On the palate, blackberry and blueberry predominate, and it closes with firm black tea tannins.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 336 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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