Mark Ryan 2017 Little Sister Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))

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Fruit from Quintessence Vineyard on Red Mountain makes up 86% of this wine, with the rest coming from the considerably cooler Red Willow in Yakima Valley. With this 100% varietal, the aromas start out brooding, with notes of Red Vines candy, dark raspberry, herb and dark chocolate. Bright, vibrant, palate-coating, textured red fruit and barrel flavors follow. It shows a lovely sense of depth and intensity but still freshness, with a lingering finish capping it off. Best after 2023. Sean P. Sullivan

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