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2013 Reynvaan In the Hills Syrah

ITEM 8022588 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8060258 1 $46 Jan 9, 2022
I8035079 1 $45 Dec 19, 2021
I8016153 1 $45 Dec 5, 2021
I8014296 1 $51 Dec 5, 2021
I7976434 1 $48 Oct 17, 2021
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Graceful, broad-shouldered and expressive, focusing the tapenade-laced plum and spice flavors on a supple frame against powdery tannins. Lingers effortlessly on the expressive finish.

92The Wine Advocate

Offers perfumed notes of mulled red and black fruits, bacon fat, violets and pepper in a medium-bodied, elegant, even pretty style.

91Vinous / IWC

Perfumed scents of raspberry, blueberry, black cherry, white truffle, bitter chocolate and black olive... a hint of sweetness more than buffered by salinity and ripe acidity. Flavors of blueberry, raspberry and cola

PRODUCER

Reynvaan

Reynvaan Family Vineyards in the Walla Walla appellation was founded in 2004 by Mike and Gale Reynvaan. Mike Reynvaan is a Seattle lawyer with an interest in wine and the couple purchased 37 acres in the Walla Walla valley. They planted their first 16 acres in 2005 and have continued to plant parcels year by year. Reynvaan specializes in Rhone-style red and white wines, and acclaimed Walla Walla winemaker Christophe Baron of Cayuse Vineyards was a consultant on their early vintages. Reynvaan’s first commercial vintages were their 2007s, and in 2008 their three Syrah-based releases earned remarkably high scores from reviewers, including Wine Advocate, which awarded the three wines 95 or 96 pts. Reynvaan also produces a white blend of Marsanne and Viognier. Wine Spectator rated the estate’s 2010 Stonessence Syrah at 98 pts.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.