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Mark Ryan "Gun Metal" Red 03

$32.39 - Case price
(any 12 or more bottles)

Price: $35.99

Mark Ryan "Gun Metal" Red 03: Back in stock! (1-10-06)

Opaque wine, huge bouquet of alpine strawberries (!!), toasted espresso, mocha/cocoa, cinnamon, smoke, and licorice, yet a bit more sophisticated and polished than the other red blends from this highly regarded "garagiste". Flavors are of black cherries, blackberries, black currant, coffee, licorice, and herbs. A solidly structured wine with a mouth-filling, lengthy finish. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc from Conner Lee Vineyard.

A September 2005 Avalon Wine Big Reds Club Selection, this wine was a hit with Club Members.

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Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:

Seattle Times said: "Also in his fourth vintage, winemaker Mark Ryan McNeilly has added two new red blends to his lineup. The 2003 Gun Metal Red is lush but not jammy, showing classic herbal-cabernet notes along with bacon and smoke, cedar and plum. There is also a wonderful new 2003 Bad Lands Red blended from Red Mountain syrah and petit verdot. The benchmark Long Haul and Dead Horse reds will be released later this fall. These are clearly the best wines yet from an important new winery. Beautiful packaging also." Paul Gregutt, 10-6-05