NVCPR RED WINE, Sixth Edition
Ash Hollow, Pepper Bridge, Phinny Hill, Seven Hills, Stone Tree & XL
CPR RED WINE is a unique wine and is an evolving product of my natural curiosity. “Perpetual” is the best description of its style, a modified Solera blending, with each year’s blend referred to as an “edition.”
The First Edition was born by the blending of six grape varietals and six vintages from four distinct vineyards in Washington state. The GOAL: to express and experience the totality of a diverse wine growing region over time in one treasured bottle of wine. Only a fraction of the First Edition was bottled. This coveted fraction was replaced in the original blend by the addition of another grape varietal, vineyard and vintage to rejuvenate the First Edition. This new blend became the Second Edition.
For the sixth edition of the CPR non vintage red blend, Chuck Reininger introduced Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah from the 2016 and 2018 vintages.
This wine sells out almost exclusively to our CPR Allocation List. To guarantee access to our non-vintage CPR RED BLEND, please join the CPR List.
My enjoyment of each addendum is obtained from the adventure of breathing new life into the previous edition. The resultant harmony of melding the old with the new, the wise with the sophomoric, is beguiling. Alluring scents of savory baked black fruit, cassis, cigar wrapper, finely cracked peppercorn, melted black licorice and hints of moss-covered tree bark enchant the glass. Focused acidity and silky tannins introduce marinated blackberry, black currant, mulberry, baked blueberry, and pepper, with underlying layers of coriander, oregano, and smoke. Savory, mature fruit emphasizes a protracted, complex finish.