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2016 Mark Ryan Winery Wild Eyed Syrah

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February 6, 2022 - $31



92Jeb Dunnuck

...creamy vanilla notes as well as tons of red and black raspberry, spice, and peppery notes. With medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a seamless texture...

91The Wine Advocate

...clean core of black fruit with a soft oak tone, subtle minerality and a mild smokiness. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, the wine turns almost tart, with more red fruit expressions coming through the mid-palate. It ends with a fresh dark-fruited finish and has good tannic structure.

91Stephen Tanzer

Musky blue and black fruit aromas are lifted by a note of violet. A juicy, fine-grained midweight with a suave texture, a restrained sweetness and a complicating leathery nuance.

90Wine Spectator

Focused and refined, with trim black currant, stony mineral and spice flavors that persist toward broad-shouldered tannins.


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.


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.