Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Classic – 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.

Dark crimson in color. 13.4% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, leather and tobacco. Medium body with medium acidity. Clearly a Cabernet from a winery that specializes in Rhone varietals. Cherries, currants, olives and iron on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with resolved tannins. The wine drinks really well but is far afield from WA Cabs from the likes of Quilceda Creek and Leonetti. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 91 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.

Tagged ,

Leave a Comment