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2017 Mark Ryan Winery Wild Eyed Syrah

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ITEM 8102607 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
jsea $30 $30
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8177457 1 $30 Apr 17, 2022
I8107459 2 $30 Feb 6, 2022
I8102607 1 $30 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

93Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe, modern bouquet of creamy red and blackberry fruits, toasted spice, violets, ground pepper, and hints of caramelized meats. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and polished...wonderfully pure, layered wine...

91+ Stephen Tanzer

...Pure...blackberry, leather and violet. Fine-grained and firm, with explosive brambly blackberry fruit lifted by violet and complicated by leather and game notes. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry, with slowly building length and little in the way of easy sweetness...

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.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.