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2017 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah Foothills Reserve

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • alexlb06 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 28, 2023 - Needs 30-40 min to open up in a decant. Then really blossoms into a Cornas style but with that Walla Walla barnyard funk. Betula Aspen

  • Eric wrote:

    May 14, 2022 - My first trip to Walla Walla; 5/12/2022-5/14/2022 (Walla Walla, Washington): 13.9% Mmmm, smoky, leafy, salty, savory, racy, in the style of Cornas

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mattym19 Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 26, 2022 - Open in the bottle for about four hours, but it really hasn’t changed much since about 2 hours. Nose is clearly Rocks Syrah: lots of savory, briny, umami notes on top of a sweet cherry liqueur with a background of barnyard funk. Very likely polarizing but I love it. Palate is similar to the nose—if a bit lighter than I expected—with some ripe plums and a long, savory olive-briny finish. It definitely screams “Rocks” but it doesn’t smother you with heaviness or richness. Quite nice balance, paired well with a Scottish trout, glazed turnips and eggplant purée dish.

    Update: after a night in the fridge, the remainder of the bottle is in a pretty sweet spot: still has the rocks syrah typicity but much more mellow and knit together than last night. Definitely give it some time or if you’re drinking now, decant and serve somewhere between cellar and room temperature. 92+ with the overnight rest.

  • RichardP wrote: 92 points

    December 19, 2021 - Olive tapenade and something like cantaloupe on the nose. On the palate, blackberry, brine, olive tapenade, and notes of iron and something citrusy, with no detectable tannins on the long finish. This doesn't quite meet the standard of some previous vintages, although it's still excellent, and it was a very good value at about $60.

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  • By Matt Walls
    Syrah around the world, 1/21/2021 (link)

    (Reynvaan, Foothills Reserve, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Washington State’s 2017s, 4/15/2020 (link)

    (Reynvaan Family Vineyards Foothills Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    New Releases from Washington: A Bonanza for Consumers (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

    (Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah Estate Foothills Reserve Washington Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Reynvaan Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Foothills Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (2%)
  • In Cellars 536 (83%)
  • Consumed 93 (14%)

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