Reynvaan Syrah The Contender 2013 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 WS/ 93 RP
95 Points Wine Spectator: Rich and expressive, with a velvety veil of tannins draping over the ripe currant, plum, orange peel and black olive flavors, mingling harmoniously and persistently on the seductive finish. Drink now through 2025.
93 Points The Wine Advocate: Incorporating 3% Marsanne, the 2013 Syrah The Contender reveals a healthy ruby color to go with lots of ripe red and black fruits, mulled spices and peppery herbs in its medium-bodied, elegant, pretty style. Like all of the 2013s from this estate, it shows a more elegant, mid-weight style. Drink bottles over the coming decade or so. -Robert Parker
"The Contender brings strong scents of clove, seared meats, pencil shavings, red jam and white flowers. The length and minerality on the palate has great depth and shows the distinct terroir of their vineyards." -Winery