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2008 Mark Ryan Winery Long Haul

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Latest Sale Price

October 24, 2021 - $41



92Stephen Tanzer

Black cherry and licorice on the nose and palate. Savory, chewy and dense, offering a terrific combination of juiciness and depth.

91Wine Spectator

Generous, focused and distinctive for its roasted red pepper and paprika nuances around a solid core of dark cherry and berry fruit, finishing firm and long.

90The Wine Advocate

Full-bodied on the palate, it exhibits layers of spicy black fruits, plenty of herb and spice notes, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish.


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.