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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with Reynolds Family Winery and Italics Winegrowers and Steadfast Wines


Reynolds Family Winery

he Reynolds Family interest in wine started when the youngest boy, Steve Reynolds, was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was always part of his daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. He is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and infecting him with his enthusiasm for wine.  Steve and his father dreamt of building a winery together and their vision became reality when he and his wife, Suzie, traded their dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994.

The winery is Tuscan style, one of Steve’s father’s favorite wine growing regions, and is surrounded by 10 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. Their first vintage was produced in 1999, and they now create eight wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, two Pinot Noir's (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine Bordeaux blend appropriately called “Persistence” TM. Steve Reynolds, Winemaker and Owner, has long championed the Triangle Wine Experience and the children of the Frankie Lemmon School.




Italics is a luxury producer of Bordeaux varietals and blends from Napa Valley. Helmed by Winemaker Steve Reynolds and Managing Partner Andy Wilcox, we employ both estate and négociant winemaking to the same end: to highlight the best of what Napa Valley has to offer.

The brand began over a decade ago with the launch of Thirteen, a blend of wines created from vineyards in each of Napa’s 13 sub-appellations. Over the years as Napa continued to sub-divide, Thirteen became Fourteen, Fourteen became Fifteen and soon, Fifteen will become Sixteen with the release of our 2012 vintage.

While searching for a vineyard to represent Napa’s 16th AVA (Coombsville) we found our new estate home. Here, on 73 acres in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains southeast of Napa, we are constructing a winery, complete with 16,000 sq. ft. of caves and stunning views from almost every perch. We aim to create what can only be described as wine bliss.

As winegrowers, we’ve taken the name Italics because we believe the best wines are a revelation of place. A place that can be as small as a vineyard block or as large as an entire AVA. If that place has something to say − a nuance you can appreciate − we go to great lengths to draw it out. To italicize it.



Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming's in Raleigh is located at the Crabtree Valley Mall near Belk. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA Prime beef. They focus on every detail so that you’ll savor every bite. With the Fleming’s 100®, their award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, you can discover the perfect wine for every mood. Unique local wine selections are available at every Fleming's location. They also offer Private Dining Rooms that can easily accommodate any size group. At Fleming’s, every visit is filled with indulgent possibilities.




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