2016 Reynvaan Family Vineyards (Syrah)- In the Rocks Vineyard, Walla Walla, Washington
The 2016 Syrah Estate Stonessence (100% Syrah) is similarly purple-colored and has a gamier, more exotic profile. Plums, blackberries, blueberries, cured meats, ground pepper, and iron notes all flow to a powerful, medium to full-bodied Syrah that has a singular, layered character. It shows the more elegant, seamless style of the vintage and is a beautiful, beautiful wine. Bravo!
Sourced entirely from their In the Rocks vineyard. Native yeast fermentation. Raised in 1/3 new and 2/3 neutral French Oak for 18 months, both 600 liter puncheons and barriques, it represents Reynvaan’s most mineral- driven wine. Bottled unfined & unfiltered. 10 additional months ageing in bottle before release. The Stonessence showcases the traditional Old World Syrah characteristics of stones, game, pepper, and raspberry. Think old-school, classic Cornas by way of Walla Walla.