Red

2016 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Rocks

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Dine&Vine Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 20, 2022 - Still young so hold another year or two. Great rocks funk, meaty, black olive with matching salinity. Very bright finish which dictates further aging to be at its prime drinking window. Really good wine, unfortunately the price increases has limited further purchases.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Rodenbach99 Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 16, 2022 - Il a une belle robe rubis qui semble légèrement évoluée. Le pourtour a une légère teinte brunâtre. Le nez est intense avec une touche de «funk» qui rappelle les écuries, des prunes, du beurre, de la confiture de fraise et une touche brûlée. C'est loin d'être désagréable. En bouche les tanins sont soyeux. Les saveurs de fraise sont très agréable. La finale est longue et légèrement piquante.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Clark W Griswold Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 17, 2022 - Sweet fruited. Mellow. Funky but not overly. No harsh edges at all. Smooth as silk. Pretty damn good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eric wrote:

    May 14, 2022 - My first trip to Walla Walla; 5/12/2022-5/14/2022 (Walla Walla, Washington): Blended with 5% Viognier. Funky Rocks nose! The palate is pretty locked up and restrained, but this is juicy with nice inner mouth perfume. Patience.

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  • grub94 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 23, 2022 - Very young. Heavy dark cherry / strawbrry jam nose with roasted meats. Palate shows good acidity along with olive tapenade and finishes with soy notes and smokey oak. Took hours to open. Needs a few more years to really enjoy.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Reynvaan, 11/11/2018

    (Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In The Rocks) Shipping UPDATE: As temperatures begin to cool down across the country, our fall shipping window will be coming to a close. In most years, we’re finished with shipping for the better part of the country by December 1. If you have not received your wine and feel like this is a mistake, please let us know. If you have any special requests for the remainder of the fall shipping window, now is the time to send them our way. --- Hello friends. Turning this one around very quickly, as I just learned we have access to (barely) big enough parcels of a pair of main-label Reynvaan wines. The last time we offered a true Reynvaan wine? I had to dig through the archives: August 24, 2012. Hopefully that underscores how difficult these wines have become to source in any meaningful quantity, and why I’m going to ask you to submit order requests quickly.How quickly? Well, I’d like to place our order on Monday around noon, so that should give everyone about 24 hours. We’ll try to build in a buffer for latecomer orders, but no promises. I should also say: I don’t know why we have access to these two wines today. If you think I spent time asking for a reason instead of beginning work on writing up this offer, you don’t know me. What matters isn’t the why; what matters is the what. And the what is the new release of In The Rocks, always my favorite of the trio of Syrahs that started it all for Reynvaan (Unnamed and Contender being the other two). In The Rocks is also arguably the wine that wine that burnished Reynvaan’s legacy as a cult Washington producer, when it snagged a 97pt review and the #13 spot on Wine Spectator’s 2016 Top 100 list for the 2013 vintage. I haven’t sampled this vintage, but you can check out that archived offer from 2012 for notes on In The Rocks specifically, or Reynvaan generally. ITR always contains a Viognier coferment, and this year it’s 4%. Expect soaring floral topnotes to go with the usual savory pastiche of green olives and seaweed and smoked meats galore.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Reynvaan Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard In the Rocks
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 452237257502

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,075 (77%)
  • Consumed 319 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, chicken, Grilled meats and full bodied cheeses., lamb

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