The Willamette Valley blend is just one of four debut releases from this new Oregon project. Mark McNeilly (of Mark Ryan Winery) is the owner/winemaker, and his skills producing full-bodied robust reds are put to good use here. Ripe cherry and brambly strawberry fruit blends seamlessly with sweet vanilla, coconut and tobacco, from 16 months in 20% new and 80% once-used oak. Drink 2018 to 2024.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.