Bottle Notes, Syrah

2014 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah Foothills Reserve – 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 “Foothills in the Sun” Vineyard is located at the base of Blue Mountain on the Washington / Oregon border. The vineyard is planted with Syrah, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon and is one of the highest elevation vineyards in Washington.

Purple in color. 13.9% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, olive brine, coffee and roasted herbs. Medium body with medium acidity. Rich, plush and concentrated. Black cherry, olives, barbecued meats and minerals on the palate. The finish is long supple. Trademark Reynvaan. Stunning Syrah. Best over the next 4-6 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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