The 2015 Reynvaan 'Stonessence' Syrah is absolutely stunning and takes its place as one of the great wines of Washington. This profound wine begins with incredibly perfumed aromatics of red cherries, rose petal, blood orange and smoked meat nuances, which all come together beautifully in the glass. The palate is plush and seductive as the meaty and savory character of the wine really shines through. Mouth-watering acidity fills your mouth as the wine unveils flavors of red fruits, smoke, Hoisin sauce, Mandarin orange zest, Umami and white truffles all underlined by gorgeous minerality. It shows remarkable balance and the minute long finish is simply exceptional. This is one of the finest wines I can recall from Matt Reynvaan. The 13.6% alcohol was the lowest percentage of any Reynvaan Syrah made in 2015.