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Reynvaan Family Vineyards The Contender 2014 750ml

Reynvaan Family Vineyards The Contender 2014

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand Reynvaan Family Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Wine Advocate
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The 2014 Syrah The Contender from Matt Reynvaan is a perfumed, elegant, finesse driven example of this cuvee (it's normally one of the more concentrated, burly wines in the lineup) that offers classic Old World notes of olive tapenade, smoked duck, pepper and dark black and blue fruits. Medium to full-bodied, silky and downright elegant, drink it anytime over the coming decade. This cuvee is 94% Syrah and 6% Marsanne.

June 2017
Wine Enthusiast
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Blended with 6% Marsanne, the aromas are light (considering the appellation and producer), bringing notes of herb, smoked meat, white pepper, mineral and earth. The flavors are tart and bright, creating a real sense of freshness and vibrancy.

September 2017
Wine Spectator
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Precise and well-structured, with crushed stone and smoky plum aromas and persistent flavors of currant, black olive and orange zest that finish with big but refined tannins. Best from 2019 through 2025. 550 cases made.

July 2017

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