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2017 Reynvaan Foothills Reserve Syrah

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

... Aromas of freshly cracked black peppercorn, soft worn leather, olive tapenade and dusty lavender are aromatically lifted by high-toned red fruits of wild strawberry, lush and juicy cherry and smoked rhubarb on the nose. Medium-bodied...seemingly overflows with flavors of smoked meat, black raspberry, spiced red plum compote and black pepper. The wine continues to evolve with persistence for more than a minute on the long-lingering finish.

95Jeb Dunnuck

... Cote Brune-like notes of blackcurrants, graphite, ground pepper, and cured meats. These carry to a medium to full-bodied Syrah that has beautiful fruit, bright, juicy acidity, fine tannins, and solid length on the finish. It's a beautiful, elegant, and oh, so classic Syrah.

94Wine Spectator

Gutsy and loaded with personality, yet harmonious, featuring bold blackberry, smoky meat, mineral and licorice flavors that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

... Knockout ripe aromas of blackberry, licorice and black olive tapenade, plus a hint of bitter chocolate and high notes of creosote, black pepper and resiny herbs. Penetrating, dense, lively and rather elegant, with strong acidity framing the flavors of crushed dark berries and iodine...firmly tannic and very long, with a distinctly salty quality and a hint of black pepper...

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

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.