84. Reininger Winery 2012 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $51
Once 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.
Production: 336 cases