Reynvaan is a small, family-owned label based in Walla Walla that specializes in Estate-grown Rhone and Bordeaux varietal wines.
Since being founded in 2007, winemaker Matt Reynvaan has racked up an impressive résumé of accolades and big scores.
The Foothills Reserve is a selection of the most expressive and structured barrels of the vintage. Go slowly with this one… savor every sniff and every sip. The layers of complexity just seem endless – from blueberry preserves and baked blackberry pie, to cinnamon and pepper and Asian spice. Perhaps the most outstanding quality is this unmistakable gaminess. It’s somewhere between cured meat and fried bacon. It is absolutely stunning. As the glass breaths and opens, notes of violets, lilacs, orange rind and black olive all make their appearance. But don’t let the utterly jaw-dropping aromatics distract you from the fact that the texture on this wine is perfect, and the smokey, slightly piquant finish is absolutely habit-forming.
From Washington Wine Blog:
This stunning wine weighs in at 14.2% alcohol and was aged in 30% French oak prior to bottling. The wine has a deep core, showing off bulls blood, Mandarin orange rind, Asian spices, black olive and black cherry preserves. The texture is absolutely stunning, as the wine glides along the mid-palate. Black tea, black blood orange, olive tapenade, cigar box, black cherry pie as well as wild blackberry pie flavors impress. This has marvelous range and is drinking beautifully at this juncture. This heady and intense Syrah that will pair marvelously with a juicy ribeye steak. Drink 2017-2027- 95 points
95 pts – International Wine Report