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Mark Ryan "The Dissident" Red 2011


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I can't think about this wine without singing Pearl Jam's "Dissident." Totally gutsy, this captures the gregarious style of Mark Ryan with a black cherry wallop. The savory/spicy contrast helps make this a great value in Washington red wine. - Marcus

Mark Ryan's 2010 "The Dissident" has aromas of bing cherries, savory roasted game, cedar and black pepper, and luscious black cherry and spice join them in the flavor. The balanced acidity and polished tannins lead to an elegant finish. The composition is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot.

Made with grapes from Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Klipsun, and Obelisco Vineyards.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

Black cherry, spice and sweet fresh herbs from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot and Syrah contribute elements of game meat, licorice, blueberry and leather. Small quantities of Malbec and Petit Verdot and the judicious use of French oak adds a hint of chocolate, vanilla bean and clove.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Rich, round, robust and, at the end, refined, offering a plush mouthful of cherry, herb and cedar flavors that remain focused through the graceful finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 1,142 cases made. - H.S.

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

This wine will go on record as one of the best vintages for Washington reds - maybe the best yet! Mark uses "dissident" juice--Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah from his top vineyard sources--and turns it into one of the best value reds from Washington State. Huge, velvety black and red fruits wash over your palate. An awesome display of rich, juicy, powerful red wine. - Avalon

This delicious blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot comes from one of the best vintages on record in Washington state, and we think this is itís best incarnation yet. Rich, round and juicy with a velvety full body and a long lasting finish, this wine is made to drink young or will cellar well for years to come. - the winery

39% Merlot, 34% Syrah, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon &1% Petit Verdot

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