Mark Ryan Winery

The Dissident, Dead Horse, & Long Haul 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington

The Dissident 2014 - "The entry-level Bordeaux blend (which is as good as many estate top wines) is the 2014 The Dissident, and it will be another great value in 2014. My notes start with “screaming deal” and it shows lots of Cabernet character (cassis, lead pencil, hints of flowers), medium to full-bodied richness, superb purity and a great finish. Buy it by the case." "91-93 pts" The WIne Advocater #225 June 2016


Long Haul 2014 - "The 2014 Long Haul Ciel du Cheval Vineyard was shifted to a more Merlot dominated blend in 2014. It offers plenty of currants, plums, spice and cedar characteristics in ripe, sexy, slightly straightforward style. It has good, not great concentration, but should certainly be outstanding." "90-92 pts" The WIne Advocater #225 June 2016


Dead Horse 2014 - "Tasted out of barrel, the rich, full-bodied 2014 Dead Horse Ciel du Cheval Vineyard sports an inky purple color as well as flat out great notes of ripe black fruits, licorice, graphite and tobacco leaf. Based largely on Cabernet, it will have two decades of longevity." "93-95 pts" The WIne Advocater #225 June 2016