Mark Ryan 2003 Long Haul Red Red (Red Mountain)

The Long Haul is the winery's “Right Bank” blend, it's 48% Merlot, 45% Cab Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. All Ciel du Cheval fruit, it's big but structured, melding buoyant cherry fruit to a gravelly mineral base. It's a meaty, tannic wine, but the minerality keeps it lively and rich without being too heavy. Has some green-tea flavors in the tannins; the whole package is a jump forward in polish and grace from previous vintages. Just 225 cases produced. Paul Gregutt

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