Reynvaan Syrah In The Hills 2014
|Jeb Dunnuck||94||Drink: 2016 - 2031|
|Another beauty is the 2014 Syrah In the Hills, which is this estate’s take on a Cote Rotie and incorporates 5% co-fermented Viognier. Raspberries, bacon fat, violets and olive all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant, ethereally textured beauty. It too will drink beautifully for 10-15 years.
Like a lot of 2013s, I found that these latest bottled wines from Reynvaan were slightly more impressive from barrel than bottle, and I was left craving a touch more flesh and texture. Nevertheless, these are beautiful, elegant wines that have tons of character. The whites have also shifted in style from the previous richer, more textured releases to highlighting more freshness and acidity.