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
Previous vintage notes
Wine Advocate 92-94 points: "The 2013 Lost Soul Syrah should be as good as the '12, if not better. Inky purple in color, it exhibits lots of cooler-climate notes of pepper, bouquet garni, crushed rock and pure blackberry fruit. Aged in 40% new French oak puncheons and all from the Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, it's rich, medium to full-bodied, and perfectly balanced, with lively acidity and no shortage of texture or depth. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and age gracefully."
2012 vintage notes
Wine Advocate 93-95 points: "While there was no Lost Soul Syrah produced in 2011 due to the freeze in the winter of 2010/2011, the 2012 Lost Soul Syrah is a rocking effort that gives up dark, meaty aromas of licorice, pepper, liquid smoke and hints of chocolate to go with a full-bodied, pure and seamless feel on the palate. Showing the purity of the vintage, as well as solid concentration and length, it will drink nicely through 2027."