Reynvaan Family Vineyards

In the Rocks Syrah

9.025 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

This was my contribution. I’ve been fortunate to try quite a few different offerings from this vintage from Reynvaan and this is the most funk driven I’ve come across (as expected for the fruit source). Up front there is a lot of bacon fat, Olive tapenade, peppered teriyaki beef jerky and underripe blackberries on the nose...typical Rocks funk. On the palate, NRhone like with the lightness while retaining power. Cracked black pepper, blue fruit, bay leaf, iron and tangy red fruit finish. Nice acidity. More iron as it opens. Benefits from food as the savory-ness begs for a compliment to cut through it. Very nice example of Rhône style Syrah from Walla Walla.

This was my contribution. I’ve been fortunate to try quite a few different offerings from this vintage from Reynvaan and this is the most funk driven I’ve come across (as expected for the fruit source). Up front there is a lot of bacon fat, Olive tapenade, peppered teriyaki beef jerky and underripe blackberries on the nose...typical Rocks funk. On the palate, NRhone like with the lightness while retaining power. Cracked black pepper, blue fruit, bay leaf, iron and tangy red fruit finish. Nice acidity. More iron as it opens. Benefits from food as the savory-ness begs for a compliment to cut through it. Very nice example of Rhône style Syrah from Walla Walla.

Dec 4th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Light for a Syrah, but delicious. Peppery, Tobacco, leather.

Light for a Syrah, but delicious. Peppery, Tobacco, leather.

Dec 15th, 2015
Jon Maxwell

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

8.0

Big and dull. Okay, but totally unexciting.

Big and dull. Okay, but totally unexciting.

Jul 24th, 2015
Duane Bickett

This wine is undrinkable. How it gets the ratings it does is is ridiculous! Tastes like a 10 day old steak with a creosote rub. And this is not the first of these wines I have. Not sure what is going on with WA Syrah but this No Girls, Horsepower and Cayuse are the most overrated wines in the US.

This wine is undrinkable. How it gets the ratings it does is is ridiculous! Tastes like a 10 day old steak with a creosote rub. And this is not the first of these wines I have. Not sure what is going on with WA Syrah but this No Girls, Horsepower and Cayuse are the most overrated wines in the US.

Jul 21st, 2018
Scott Guerra

Light on the funk

Light on the funk

Mar 5th, 2017
Joe Conti

Gotta love that rocks funk.

Gotta love that rocks funk.

Feb 15th, 2017
Berg

Unmistakable Walla Walla, black olive brine, dill, bloody meat, chocolate, coffee...So good, right up my alley. #rockthered #letsgocaps

Unmistakable Walla Walla, black olive brine, dill, bloody meat, chocolate, coffee...So good, right up my alley. #rockthered #letsgocaps

Jan 14th, 2017
Underdog Wine Co.

One sexy Syrah. Great purity of fruit; baked red & black fruits, leather, smoke, cured meats, pepper, camphor. Wonderful balance.

One sexy Syrah. Great purity of fruit; baked red & black fruits, leather, smoke, cured meats, pepper, camphor. Wonderful balance.

Mar 27th, 2016
Daniel Porter

Nice fruit, meatiness and mineral finish. A little early for this vintage. Was much better the second day. Will greatly benefit from a couple more years in the bottle.

Nice fruit, meatiness and mineral finish. A little early for this vintage. Was much better the second day. Will greatly benefit from a couple more years in the bottle.

Sep 2nd, 2015
jerod peitsmeyer

jerod had this 4 years ago

jerod had this 4 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2016