We opened our last bottle over a year ago and not much has changed in that time. "Black olive, floral and brine nose. Lighter texture and weight than I recall from the last bottle. Raspberry and herb palate with a long, tart and acidic finish. More elegant than funky." The black olive and brine nose and the savory flavor make this a favorite. And my wife, who is far from all in on Syrah, likes it too. No small trick there.
Funky, bacon, earth, black fruit, olives, herbs and a little tar. Outstanding for my palate, but--heavy sigh--I am reminded once again to not serve wines like this to people who worship at the altar of sweet New World fruit. Pretty much unchanged since 11/14, btw.
A little funk at first that blows off ... bacon, grilled meat, olive, oregano, earth. Excellent wine ... more northern Rhone than Washington State, or so I would have thought if I tasted it blind. Ready to drink now. 92-93 points
This was one of the first Reynvaans we ever tasted, several years ago, and we became instant fans, now owning multiple cases of their wines. We love Cayuse and this is out of the same mold, with great Northern Rhone characteristics of smoke, leather, blackberries, earth, all perfectly blended in the nose and on the palate. Very viscous and mouth-coating, full-bodied but smooth and balanced. Just a bit of tannin and some heat on the aftertaste but just about perfect, as perfectly ready. Ric
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(Reynvaan Family Vineyards In The Rocks Syrah Walla Walla Valley) Outrageous aromatics of jerky, black olive juice, earth, and high-toned floral notes. An intense - extremely intense - flavor profile with a richly textured mouthfeel. Capped off by an extremely long finish. A huge leap forward from last year’s offering. 92% Syrah co-fermented with 6.5% Viognier and 1.5% Marsanne. 13.2% alcohol. Approximately 450 cases produced.
(Reynvaan Family Vineyards In the Rocks Barrel Sample WWV) A stinky, meaty, gamey, nose that is also marked by violets. More fleshed out along the palate than the 2007. The additional age of the vines – even at one year – shows on this wine that is much more rich on the palate. Syrah co-fermented with 6% Viognier along with a splash of Marsanne. Approximately 450 cases produced. To be released 2010.
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