Bottle Notes, Syrah

2012 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Hills – 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.

From the Foothills in the Sun vineyard located around the estate.

Light red in color. 13.7% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, olive brine, gamy meats and smoke. Medium body with strong acidity, Distinct, funky and savory. Cherries, smoked meats, pepper and minerals on the palate. Exceptional length on a long seamless finish. Gorgeous Syrah that is just now hitting its stride. Unique and delicious. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 94 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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