Mark Ryan Showstoppers: 96 pt. Old Vines Cab and More

The Mark Ryan team is back with another round of showstoppers, lead by their awesome Old Vines Cabernet. An absolutely dynamite wine fresh off a huge 96 point review, it ranks as one of the best Mark Ryan Cabernets ever -- taking into account the winery's track record, that's quite a statement.The Dissident roars back, too, leaving in its wake dozens of top tier wines twice its price. Lastly, our Mark Ryan underdog, Lost Soul, delivering exactly what we love in Washington Syrah. The small-production Old Vines won't last long, so come and get it!

Mark Ryan Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$59.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($65.95 regular) 
96 points Wine Advocate: "Wafting from the glass with notes of black plums, crushed cassis, tobacco leaf and rich spices, the 2015 Old Vines is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with velvety, fine-grained tannins, bright acids and an intense, penetrating finish. Long and complete, this is without doubt one of the highlights of the range this year and comes unreservedly recommended."

Mark Ryan The Dissident 2016
$35.05 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($38.95 regular) 
Equal parts gutsy and polished -- vintage Mark Ryan -- The Dissident stands shoulder-to-shoulder with many wineries' flagship wines, for far fewer dollars. The 2016 is fantastic, with plush black fruits that cascade through the finish. While the name might suggest this wine is made from barrels that don't fit the reserve program, such is definitely not the case: Dissident is sourced from the same vineyards, aged in the same barrels, and given the same love that goes into the flagships, Dead Horse and Long Haul. The difference is The Dissident is made to drink young (and it shows!) and the others are made for the cellar. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. - Marcus

Mark Ryan Lost Soul Syrah 2015

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular) 
While Mark Ryan isn't as known for Syrah as for Cabernet, the Lost Soul has been one of our favorite Washington Syrahs since its first vintage. Crack one and you'll see why. 100% Red Willow Vineyard Syrah, explosive and showy with a voluptuous texture. - Marcus
 
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Marcus and Andy