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Mark Ryan Dead Horse Red 2004

$39.15 - Case price
(any 12 or more bottles)

Price: $43.50

Mark Ryan Dead Horse Red 2004: NEWBlack cherry, licorice, smoke in expressive Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet dominant red blend. Order now, ships in late October/early November.

Seattle Times, Sept 12, 2006: "This wine somewhat inverts the Long Haul, with cabernet dominant rather than merlot. It is the most compact, vertical and indecipherable of the Mark Ryan wines, and the most potentially expressive of the magnificent Ciel du Cheval fruit. Black cherry, licorice, smoke and graphite add layers of darkness — a veritable Joseph Conrad wine — and it will require more age to reveal all of its secrets. Also slated for November release."

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From the Seattle Times, 10/19/05: Matt had this to say: "I'm dropping anchor on Red Mountain," he explains. "I'm a structure guy — tannin and acid. I want to make sure everyone knows that Red Mountain is the Côte Rôtie of Washington." -from an article by Paul Gregutt

From the winery: "Dead Horse is Left Bank Bordeaux in style and is made entirely from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard grapes . This wine is called Dead Horse because the vineyard name loosely translated in french is Horse Heaven. I believe Ciel du Cheval to be one of best vineyard sites in Washington. Consistently, Ciel du Cheval is one of the warmest vineyards in the state and this allows for big, ripe, elgant wines with great structure, balance and complexity. NO HORSES WERE HURT DURING THE PRODUCTION OF THIS WINE AND IT WAS TESTED ON HUMANS!