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2015 Mark Ryan Winery The Dissident

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January 8, 2023 - $28



94The Wine Advocate

...bouquet of ripe blackberries and cherries and a classy framing of new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, lavish and expansive, its polished, velvety tannins concealed in a ripe core of fruit, only asserting themselves on the finish.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Black cherries, blueberries, iodine, liquid violets, and hints of leafy herbs all emerge from the glass. Full-bodied, incredibly sexy, pure, and silky on the palate, it's another blockbuster wine from the team of Mike Macmorran and Mark McNeilly.

92Wine Spectator

Sleek and expressive, with black cherry and violet aromas and layered plum and smoky licorice flavors that take on momentum toward polished tannins.

90Stephen Tanzer

...aromas of currant, chocolate, mocha and graphite. Suave, pliant and fine-grained but also classically dry and serious, showing as much red- as blackcurrant fruit. In a fairly forward style, conveying lovely finesse and finishes with smooth tannins.

90Wine Enthusiast

...aromas are exuberant, with notes of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and toast along with dried herb and luxurious barrel accents. The black-fruit flavors coat the palate, showing depth and intensity along with a firm tannic spine.


United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.