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Mark Ryan Walla Walla Reds

 

Mark Ryan McNeilly stopped by last week with a flight of his new 2012 wines. The 2012s are all they’re rumored to be: gorgeous upfront fruit, amazingly velvety textures, structure to support cellaring.

NumbSkull is Mark’s brand new Walla Walla project. They share the same gregarious nature of Mark Ryan reds while highlighting the strengths of Walla Walla Syrah and Merlot.

We love these new wines and we’re confident you will too.

Mark Ryan’s New Walla Walla Label

NumbSkull Walla Walla Valley
Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre 2012
$29.65 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($32.95 regular)
A chuggable crowd pleaser to a T, this Syrah-heavy blend is just plain fun to drink. Entirely engaging huckleberry and peppery black currant meets truffle, espresso and dark chocolate. This wine is ready to be enjoyed and would rock any World Cup barbecue. 58% Syrah, 26% Grenache, and 16% Mourvedre.

NumbSkull Walla Walla Valley Red Wine 2012
$35.05 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($38.95 regular)
Powerful yet soft and supple, this is Mark’s idea of Walla Walla Bordeaux blend. Driven by ripe red fruits, it explodes from the glass. Showy right when opened, with plenty of stuffing to age. 69% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot.

andy-mark-2014Avalon’s Andy Osterhaus and Mark Ryan McNeilly

More Mark Ryan Wines

Mark Ryan The Dissident 2012
$32.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($35.95 regular)
Gutsy and polished, The Dissident captures the gregarious style of Mark Ryan with a black cherry wallop with cedar accents. The savory/spicy contrast and juicy delicious fruit helps make this a great value in Washington red wine. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Mark Ryan Crazy Mary Mourvedre 2012
$43.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($47.95 regular)
Crazy Mary = crazy good. Saddle leather, red meat, tar, hot stones and crushed black pepper are wrapped in layers of black currants, dark plums, sweet herbs and licorice. The palate is luscious, filled with balanced oak flavors or vanilla, chocolate and smoke.

Mark Ryan Wild Eyed Syrah 2012
$43.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($47.95 regular)
Violets, plums, spicy red fruits and bacon are amped up by darker base note. The white pepper, and mocha notes add energy and length to the finish.

Awesome Value Second Label from Mark Ryan

Board Track Racer “The Chief” 2012
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
Fantastic stuff. Layered red fruits gets a mouthwatering boost from hints of savory pan drippings (think Thanksgiving) and shavings of baking cocoa. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

Board Track Racer “Suicide Shift” Syrah 2012
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
Smoking Syrah – 100%. Nothing complicated, just great fruit.

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