Stinky, meaty, gamey, beef jerky, violets and black raspberries. Outstanding wine showing so much younger than its 09 counterpart with minimal secondary development, not entirely unexpected considering the nature of the vintages. Next bottle: 2018.
The funk is pronounced, here. It's a style that takes some getting used to. Now that I've had it a couple of times, I'm starting to like it. Drank along side with a '04 Cayuse syrah (same winemaker, similar vineyards) that was a lot less funky. Nice balance, with extended finish.
Deep garnet color. Powerful, gorgeous nose of sage, rosemary, iron, mineral, raspberry, and nose-tingling blood. Dry, full bodied, and intense this wine offers deep flavors of blood, granite, red fruit, garrigue, bay leaf, and cherry. Pure St.-Joseph clone.
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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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