2012 Reynvaan "The Unnamed - In The Rocks Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another pure, elegant and layered release from Matt Reynvaan, the 2012 The Unnamed Syrah exhibits subtle dark berry fruit, truffle, olive, lavender and smoked meat aromas and flavors in full-bodied, balanced, layered and seamless package. It picks up more classic violet and peppery herb notes with air and fills in beautifully on the mid-palate; nevertheless, it’s the least expressive at the moment aromatically, so give it a few years in the cellar. The blend here is 90% Syrah and 10% Grenache Blanc. 95+ (JD)
The color is light and the black and green olive, smoked meat and savory aromas are reserved. However, there's an elegant yet rich, captivating feel to the savory flavors that make this wine hard to resist.
Lithe, fresh and focused, with blueberry, plum and currant fruit picking up hints of clove and apple skin as the finish sails on against refined tannins. Has presence and persistence without great weight. Drink now through 2020.
(co-fermented with 5% Grenache Blanc): Moderately saturated medium red. Distinctly musky aromas of black fruits, crushed rock and smoky charred steak. Then silky but bright on entry, with penetrating wild blueberry and huckleberry fruit flavors complicated by a repeating note of charred meat. Finishes tight and firmly tannic, in need of some patience. 91+? (ST)