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2019 Mark Ryan Winery Long Haul

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Latest Sale Price

March 3, 2024 - $38

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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

Rocking levels of blue (and some red) fruits as well as chocolate, spring flowers, and spicy oak give way to a deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, wonderfully balanced...

92Wine Enthusiast

...notes of dark chocolate, raspberry, flower, black cherry, espresso and sautéed fresh herbs. The palate is chock-full of fruit and barrel flavors, with the tannins polished to a fine sheen. It hangs on the finish.

90Vinous / IWC

...delivers plenty of generous dark fruits with sagebrush undertones on the palate. Firm, with soft tannins...

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley, 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.