The 2018 growing season started off with a bang. Early hot and dry temperatures throughout the grape-growing regions of the state appeared to forecast a very compressed and early harvest. However, in September and October, the heat relented to normal levels, and the cool nights we’ve come to expect from that time of year, which allowed growers to hang fruit longer to gain balance and complexity. A classic vintage from Washington State.
This is a project from Mark McNeilly (Mark Ryan Winery) and Trey Busch (Sleight of Hand). Brooding aromas of blackberry and barrel spice lead to well-balanced, opulent dark fruit and barrel flavors. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
- Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts.