Reynvaan Family Vineyards

The Contender Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah

9.24 ratings
-no pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Will Bean

Wow Wow Wow. Been sitting on this for quite a while to see what maturity brought to it. Absolutely stunning. Rich, delicate, perfumed, bold, elegant. I’m in love.

Wow Wow Wow. Been sitting on this for quite a while to see what maturity brought to it. Absolutely stunning. Rich, delicate, perfumed, bold, elegant. I’m in love.

May 7th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This is just a stunning 2010 Syrah from Matt Reynvaan. This Syrah has 6% Marsanne blended in and is sourced from the Reynvaan's esteemed 'In The Rocks' Vineyard. This wine improves following more than one hour of air before enjoying. As this begins to unwind, it releases intense aromatics of red with smoked meats, Umami, crushed wet stone and dried herbs de Provence. The mid-palate shows off a seamless texture, with bright fruit flavors of pomegranate, wild blackberry cordial,orange rind, red cherry preserves and lighter suggestions of wet stone continue on through the exceedingly long finish. The elegance of this wine is already apparent, and I expect this wonderful Syrah will age gracefully into the next decade and beyond. Drink 2019-2033- 95

This is just a stunning 2010 Syrah from Matt Reynvaan. This Syrah has 6% Marsanne blended in and is sourced from the Reynvaan's esteemed 'In The Rocks' Vineyard. This wine improves following more than one hour of air before enjoying. As this begins to unwind, it releases intense aromatics of red with smoked meats, Umami, crushed wet stone and dried herbs de Provence. The mid-palate shows off a seamless texture, with bright fruit flavors of pomegranate, wild blackberry cordial,orange rind, red cherry preserves and lighter suggestions of wet stone continue on through the exceedingly long finish. The elegance of this wine is already apparent, and I expect this wonderful Syrah will age gracefully into the next decade and beyond. Drink 2019-2033- 95

Feb 19th, 2019
Rachel Bovard

Baked beans, maple smoked bacon, balsamic, blackberry compote. Big attack. Long, meaty finish.

Baked beans, maple smoked bacon, balsamic, blackberry compote. Big attack. Long, meaty finish.

May 27th, 2017
Joe Roth

Joe had this 5 years ago

Joe had this 5 years ago

Jul 1st, 2015