Gift Box Library Premium 3 Bottle
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We pulled three of our favorite highly acclaimed wines from the Library for this premium Mark Ryan Winery line-up to help you really impress your recipient or treat yourself. Limited quantity available!
2017 Lonely Heart Cabernet
2017 Long Haul Merlot
2016 Wild Eyed Syrah
Retail Price: $235
About the wines
2017 Lonely Heart Cabernet (95+ points – Jeb Dunnuck)
The flagship release, the 2017 Lonely Heart is all Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Quintessence and Klipsun vineyards on Red Mountain. This complex, balanced, sexy wine has oodles of blue, red, and black fruits as well as notes of lead pencil, graphite, rocky minerality, and espresso. Deep, full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it shines for its purity and elegance just as much as its richness and depth. It can be drunk today but deserves 3-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for 20+ years.
2017 Long Haul Merlot (93 points – Jeb Dunnuck)
Also Merlot-dominated, the 2017 Long Haul checks in as 84% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged 21 months in 79% new French oak. More ripe black cherries, plum, scorched earth, and chocolate notes emerge from the glass. Another ripe, sexy, mouth-filling effort from this great estate, It’s drinking well already yet should evolve nicely through 2029.
2016 Wild Eyed Syrah (92 points – Jeb Dunnuck)
The 2016 Syrah Wild Eyed Red Mountain is 100% Syrah from Red Mountain and was raised in 44% new 500-liter puncheons. It offers some creamy vanilla notes as well as tons of red and black raspberry, spice, and peppery notes. With medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a seamless texture, give bottles 2-3 years to integrate some oak (it's far from unapproachable today) and it should easily keep for another 7-8 years.