Bottle Notes, Syrah

2010 Reynvaan Syrah The Unnamed – Bottle Notes

Reynvaan Family Vineyards is a small family owned winery started by Mike and Gale Reynvaan in May of 2004 in Walla Walla, Washington. They initially purchased a 37 acre parcel of land on Cottonwood Road at the base of the Blue Mountains. Their son Matt is the winemaker and Christophe Baron of Cayuse has served as a consultant. Reynvaan Family Vineyards is dedicated to creating fine wines exclusively from the terroir of Walla Walla Valley.

The Unnamed Syrah is co-fermented with 4% Grenache Blanc and is sourced from the In the Rocks Vineyard in Milton-Freewater.

Blood red in color. 14.7% ABV. Reticent nose of red fruits, olive brine, smoke and iron. Full bodied with medium acidity. Immensely concentrated and pure. Cherry liqueur, saline, olives and blood on the palate. The finish lingers. Fantastic Syrah that is only ready to go now with a healthy decant. This wine will certainly age well for the next 5-7 years. Lots to like here.

My rating: 95 points.

The Reynvaan mailing list is not quite full. Well connected buyers can also find the wines at retail. One of the most exciting wineries in Washington. Proceed accordingly.

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