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2017 Mark Ryan Winery Olivia Grace

ITEM 8102521 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113168 3 $25 Feb 13, 2022
I8096442 1 $30 Jan 23, 2022
I8064701 2 $30 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

It offers a pretty bouquet of kirsch liqueur, toasted spices, dried flowers, and hints of new leather. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, seamless Grenache that has no hard edges, a complex, nuanced style, and a great finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...rich, robust, red-fruited nose with the floral accents and notions of potpourri and red and black spice tones. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is elegant with a seductive nature that shows a balanced frame with spiced raspberries and black cherry, capturing the wine's sincerity. Concluding with a delightfully long, floral finish...

PRODUCER

Mark Ryan Winery

Mark Ryan Winery is in Woodinville, Washington. It was founded in 1999 by Mark Ryan, a self-taught winemaker who crushed his first vintages in garages of his friends and family. Ryan now employs a winemaker and a consultant and sources his grapes from vineyards in the Red Mountain and Yakima Valley AVAs. The winery makes several Cabernet and Merlot blends, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.