Date Tasted: 1/17/13
Price: Suggested Retail is $60.00
From The Winery: 14.9% Alcohol. Co-fermented with Viognier. Walla Walla Valley AVA.
Impressions/Notes: Reynvaan Family Vineyards’ wines are not easy to come by–there is currently a waiting list to get on their mailing list–but I was able to nab a bottle of one of their highly acclaimed Syrahs. The 2010 In The Rocks Syrah is without a doubt the most exciting wine that I’ve come across in the last few months. Captivating aromas of funky minerality, red cherry, cranberry, saline, white pepper, tea leaves, smoke, and moist earth had me sticking my nose in the glass obsessively. In the mouth, this wine is highlighted by savory flavors, a velvety mouthfeel, and fine tannins. The finish is long (ridiculously long) and envelopes the palate and nose. Reynvaan is a winery that I will be following with much interest.
Rating: Highly Recommended/Stellar (92-96), 3/5 Value