Reynvaan Family Vineyards
One of the hottest new wineries in Walla Walla Washington, Reynvaan Famliy Vineyards just followed up Wine Advocate top scores for their 2008's with even better scores for the 2009's. The winery has a soldout mailing list and a long wait list to purchase the wine.
The Reynvaan Syrahs are very reminiscent of the Cayuse Syrahs. It makes sense - Cayuse's Christophe Baron is the viticulture and wine consultant to the Reynvaans. And "In the Rocks" Vineyard is bounded on one side by Cayuse's En Cerise Vineyard. The vineyard's "soil" is composed of rounded river rocks, thus the name.
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Matt (photo) describes his relationship with Cayuse's Baron: "Since the beginning of our venture, Christophe has been with us every step of the way, helping us pick our vineyard sites, laying out the vineyards, choosing the vines that are best suited for these sites as well as farming and guiding these wines through their early development. He brings experience, knowledge and passion to our project and demonstrates a focus and work ethic that are infectious. He is a pleasure to work with and is an integral part of this venture. With invaluable assistance from Christophe, we believe we have created wines that are very special."
at right, Reynvaan "In the Rocks" Vineyard
In an interview with wine writer and critic Paul Gregutt (paulgregutt.com), Christophe Baron described his involvement with the project: "What seduced me," he said in his still-thickly accented English, "was the idea of this being an estate winery. Not dealing with growers. Planting a vineyard in the right terroir, in the right way. We talked about all those parameters and the Reynvaans agreed to give me carte blanche. I need carte blanche. I'm not going to argue over 'can we do it cheaper'? - everything has been done the right way."
Avalon Wine sent the 2008 96 point "The Unnamed" to our Big Reds Club.We continue to have small amounts of the wines to offer you.
Below, beautiful view of the vineyard at harvest time
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