Reynvaan Family Vineyards

Foothills Reserve Syrah

9.07 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

I have been fortunate enough to recently sample the 2013 and 2014 editions of this wine over the past several months from my personal collection. A deeper shade of purple than the ‘In The Rocks’ the 2012 ‘Foothills Reserve’ shows menthol tones that combine with shades of cigar box, blackberry compote, and bacon fat tones that all take shape in the glass. The palate is very elegant with a light vein of salinity that runs through the core of dark fruits alongside, citrus rind, flinty and minty undertones. The length and elegance of this wine is apparent as this is drinking beautifully now and has another five plus years to go. Drink 2020-2025- 94

I have been fortunate enough to recently sample the 2013 and 2014 editions of this wine over the past several months from my personal collection. A deeper shade of purple than the ‘In The Rocks’ the 2012 ‘Foothills Reserve’ shows menthol tones that combine with shades of cigar box, blackberry compote, and bacon fat tones that all take shape in the glass. The palate is very elegant with a light vein of salinity that runs through the core of dark fruits alongside, citrus rind, flinty and minty undertones. The length and elegance of this wine is apparent as this is drinking beautifully now and has another five plus years to go. Drink 2020-2025- 94

Nov 9th, 2020
Austin Baird

Heavy barnyard and peppery soil

Heavy barnyard and peppery soil

Mar 8th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.8

A very distinct earthy from foothills in the sun Matt reynvanne is the winemaker and they have Christophe from cayuse is the consultant and this is 100 % varietal and they use around 20% new oak very barnyard and dried aged meaty with light smoky notes dark plum and planted in 2005 and the first release was. 2009 they only use estate fruit very complex bouquet of aromas. Thick and viscous on the tongue with a host of dark berry plum fruit a node peppery spice and dried floral and savory herbs on the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent.

A very distinct earthy from foothills in the sun Matt reynvanne is the winemaker and they have Christophe from cayuse is the consultant and this is 100 % varietal and they use around 20% new oak very barnyard and dried aged meaty with light smoky notes dark plum and planted in 2005 and the first release was. 2009 they only use estate fruit very complex bouquet of aromas. Thick and viscous on the tongue with a host of dark berry plum fruit a node peppery spice and dried floral and savory herbs on the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent.

Aug 16th, 2014
Eric Hwang

A bit too lean for a Syrah.

A bit too lean for a Syrah.

Nov 4th, 2013
Michael Davenport

The nose is not shy. Spice, earth, bloody meat

The nose is not shy. Spice, earth, bloody meat

May 16th, 2015
Neil Shah

Cayuse all over again

Cayuse all over again

Apr 25th, 2015
rick porter

rick had this 6 years ago

rick had this 6 years ago

Jun 22nd, 2015