This Washington Syrah is really stinky, but some definitely love that.
Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, barnyard, vegetables, tobacco leaf and dark coffee.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
Fruit forward with some earth notes, that make it interesting.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly so be patient.
Would be interesting to try it in 3 years.
92 points Robert Parker. 90 points Wine Spectator.
A blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache Blanc.
13.4% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 2 months ago
Very shy fruit presentation with obvious secondary and tertiary notes. Mouthfeel is balanced but flat. Fairly overpriced and nothing exciting going on. Well put together though. — 2 months ago
Deep, inky Ruby color. It’s 90% Syrah co-fermented with 10% viognier and the funky nose of barnyard and grilled meat gives way to forest floor, blackberry, black olives, black pepper, leather, sage and thyme (yes maybe even a touch of lavender). The connection to the northern Rhône is unmistakable alongside a New World emphasis on black fruit. This is still young and with another couple of years the diverse elements should come together in a glorious package. Long finish — 6 months ago
I’ve been a fan of Reynvaan wines for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve had their Stonessence. Their “In The Rocks” bottle has been a favorite and while there are a lot of similarities between the two, I found this to have a more powerful profile, albeit a touch less funk driven aromatically. If you haven’t tried these wines but love Cayuse, these are up your alley.
Pop and pour. Compared to their other offerings, this is 100% Syrah, so nothing is co-fermented. That’s fairly apparent on the nose as it doesn’t have that intensely lifted profile...it still sports classic “Rocks” funk with peppered salami, potpourri, black olive and dark coffee grounds. This comes across darker and more black fruit driven than their other wines, lending more notes of scorched black cherries, teriyaki jerky, iron, and tar on the palate. Great use of stems/whole clusters. I followed this over two days and it was just as gorgeous on day two. Very nicely integrated. Likely in a peak drinking window where it should reside for a few more years easily. — 6 months ago
What an experience. Nose is amazing. Floral and earthy. A gem. — 5 months ago
Dried fruit and dark cherry. Rich and lovely — 6 months ago
Unnamed series Christmas Cuvée. Reynvaan vineyards. This is meaty with crushed berries, herbs, pepper, and a hint of saline. Really interesting Syrah. Would like to try again in a few years. — 10 months ago