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Mark Ryan Wines

Mark Ryan Winery

Mark McNeilly - tiny amounts of wine with complexity and depth - and creative names. Tobacco, mineral, mocha, dark cherries, chocolate: his wines are known for their trademark flavors.

Mark started making wine in a garage in Bellevue, Washington. Today his winery in Woodinville is a destination for lovers of his big, burly red wines.

Long Haul is a red blend named for the long drive across the Snoqualmie Pass in a rickety Ford truck full of grapes; Dead Horse is another red blend, made entirely from grapes from Ciel du Cheval (Horse heaven) Vineyard.

McNeilly’s goal is to fashion flavorful, even-handed wines expressive of the region where the grapes originate. Classics Dead Horse and Long Haul are almost universally described as variations of “big” and “ripe,” labels which he agrees with wholeheartedly.

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Board Track Racer "The Chief" Red Wine 2012

92 Points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and generous, with broad cherry, currant and exotic spice flavors, remain...


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$22.45

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Mark Ryan Dead Horse 2012

Wine Advocate 94-96 points: "Much more rich and voluptuous, the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dead ...


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$50.36

$55.95 Regular

Mark Ryan Long Haul Red Wine 2012

2012 Long Haul will be released October 4, 2014!

Previous vintage notes: Long Haul picks up the burly baton and adds a...


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$46.76

$51.95 Regular

Mark Ryan Lost Soul Syrah 2012

Wine Advocate 93-95 points: "While there was no Lost Soul Syrah produced in 2011 due to the freeze in the winter of 2010/2...


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$44.95

$49.95 Regular

NumbSkull Walla Walla Valley Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre 2012

A chuggable crowd pleaser to a T, this Syrah-heavy blend is just plain fun to drink. Entirely engaging huckleberry and pep...


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$29.66

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NumbSkull Walla Walla Valley Red Wine 2012

Powerful yet soft and supple, this is Mark's idea of Walla Walla Bordeaux blend. Driven by ripe red fruits, it explodes f...


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$35.05

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Mark Ryan "The Dissident" Red 2012

Gutsy and polished, this captures the gregarious style of Mark Ryan with a black cherry wallop. The savory/spicy contrast ...


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$32.36

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Mark Ryan Crazy Mary Mourvedre 2012

The latest vintage has notes of black fruit, meat, stones and crushed black pepper. The palate is luscious.

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$43.16

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Mark Ryan Viognier 2013

If not Washington's finest Viognier, then damn close. Meyer lemon, orange blossom and buttered bread carry through on a l...


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$29.66

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Mark Ryan Wild Eyed Syrah 2012

Violets and bacon are amped up by blackberries and dark cherries. The white pepper and oak notes add energy to the finish....


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$43.16

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Board Track Racer "Suicide Shift" Syrah 2012

Smoking Syrah - 100%. Nothing complicated, just great fruit....


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$22.45

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Manu Propria Ex Animo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Expressive and aromatic, bursting with blackberry, tobacco, eucalyptus and dried herbs. Powerful dark fruit commands the p...


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$31.46

$34.95 Regular

Mark Ryan Chardonnay 08

"We put great care into making sure our Chardonnay is one of the best in the state. The fruit comes from Conner Lee and...


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$48.55

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Mark Ryan Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Lonely Heart is Mark's epic Red Mountain Cabernet. Bold aromas of bramble, saddle leather, hints of cedar, and fresh cut ...


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$67.45

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More About Mark Ryan Wines

Mark McNeilly’s goal is to fashion flavorful, even-handed wines expressive of the region where the grapes originate. Classics Dead Horse and Long Haul are almost universally described as variations of “big” and “ripe,” labels which he agrees with wholeheartedly.

“I definitely make my wine in a riper style; I keep the fruit on a little bit longer. But even though they may be big and ripe, they’re not out of balance.”

McNeilly began producing white wines in 2005. “White wine is fun,” he laughs. “I know people are kind of surprised at the whites.”

Surprised indeed – by their nuanced subtlety. He’s currently marketing both a Viognier and a Chardonnay. He traces his interest in developing Chardonnay in particular back – once again – to the Burgundy region of France.

“Burgundy is the most special place in the world. I tried to model my Chardonnay after some of those wines.” The Viognier, currently made with grapes from Ciel du Cheval vineyard was developed in two styles, one fermented entirely in steel and the other in oak.

The winemaker is remarkably modest about his winemaking, and seems oblivious to the buzz about his wines.

For more about Mark, read
"Mark Ryan McNeilly- Rockin' & Rollin' Rebellious Reds

by Tami Parr

 

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