Reynvaan Family Vineyards In The Hills Syrah 2013
Made by Matt Reynvaan, with consulting help from Christophe Baron of Cayuse, these impeccably made wines deliver unique, perfumed and complex profiles that could come from nowhere else than the Walla Walla Valley. In addition, their ability to deliver stunning richness and depth, with no apparent weight, puts them up near the top of the Washington State hierarchy.
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
|Brand||Reynvaan Family Vineyards|
Wine SpectatorGraceful, broad-shouldered and expressive, focusing the tapenade-laced plum and spice flavors on a supple frame against powdery tannins. Drink now through 2023.
Wine AdvocateTasted as a barrel sample, the 2013 Syrah In The Hills is a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier and is only the second vintage for this cuvee, which was first made in 2012. Sporting a distinctly northern Rhone style in its peppery herb, olive tapenade, violet and spice filled bouquet, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, elegant and layered, with striking purity of fruit. Reminding me of a quality Cote Rotie, enjoy this beauty over the coming decade.