2010 Reynvaan "In the Rocks" Walla Walla Valley Syrah

SKU #1118033 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 More meaty and wild, with notions of forest floor, mossy river rock, lavender, pepper and black cherry, the 2010 Syrah In The Rocks has additional depth and richness on the palate, with fantastic precision and edge to its texture and finish. Where the Foothills Reserve is up-front and ready to go, this seems to be holding back slightly and will benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar. (JD)  (6/2013)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Polished, open-textured and compelling, with roasted beet, licorice, crushed rock and smoke accents surrounding a core of pulsing cherry and plum fruit, lingering intensely on the impeccably balanced finish. (HS)  (6/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good bright, dark red. Very sexy, nuanced aromas of cherry, woodsmoke, spices, flowers and black olive; perfumed in a northern Rhone way. Silky and tactile on the palate, with a restrained sweetness nicely complemented by a savory saline quality that does not come at the expense of fresh fruit. Real umami texture here. Very gentle and harmonious wine with intense flavors of black pepper and violet. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent length. This aromatically complex, very long wine is accessible right now but has the balance to age. (ST)  (11/2012)

K&L Notes

If you want a crack at the Reynvaan Syrahs, now's your chance! All of the 2010s are already sold out at the winery. The winery's "In the Rocks" bottling has the sultry, inky violet color that the addition of Viognier creates. Earthy, with roasted meat, truffle and spicy leather notes on the nose and palate.

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- One of France's noblest black grape varieties, Syrah is known for its intense and distinctive perfume reminiscent of briar fruit, tar, spice and black pepper and its firm structure. One of few black grape varietals frequently vinified on its own, the best examples of Syrah come from the Northern Rhône, particularly Hermitage, but also Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph. These wines are very astringent in their youth, though some Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph can be enjoyed young, relatively speaking. Given the requisite patience, though, these wines can reveal amazing complexity and secondary fruit characteristics like plum and blackcurrant as well as subtle hints of smoke and flowers. In the Southern Rhône, Syrah is used to add structure and complexity to wines dominated by Grenache and complemented by Mourvèdre, like the more immediately drinkable Côte du Rhônes, as well as the long-lived wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In recent years, plantings of Syrah have spread throughout the Languedoc-Roussillon where it is produced on its own or blended with other varietals. Outside of France, the most important Syrah growing country is easily Australia, where it is called Shiraz. Quality levels here depend greatly on yields and geography, and the wines range from bold, fruity and easy-drinking to intense and ageable, like the famed Penfolds Grange. Often bottled on its own, in Australia Syrah is also can be blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre, as in the Southern Rhône, and is increasingly combined with Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah has also been steadily increasing in popularity in California, thanks to a group of advocates called the Rhône Rangers. Its most successful iterations come from the Central and Sonoma Coasts, where winemakers are pushing boundaries and creating some incredible wines. In recent years Syrah has also found a number of proponents in Washington State, which is definitely a region to watch for this variety.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- Washington has become one of the most important wine producing states in the United States, and development continues to grow rapidly. In 1969, when California was exploding as a wine producer, Washington had only two wineries, but by 2000 that number had passed 100. Most of Washington's grape crop goes to uses other than wine. Merlot and Chardonnay have been the most successful in Washington. It's interesting to note that Washington's prime wine regions are located at 46° north, along the same latitude as the legendary French wine districts of Bordeaux and Burgundy. During the summer, Washington averages more than two hours more sunlight each day compared to California.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.9