Mark Ryan The Dissident 2020
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
Some of Washington State’s finest vineyards have provided fruit for the 2020 The Dissident. Red Mountain cabernet sauvignon from Quinn and Quintessence vineyards combine with merlot from Red Willow and Olsen and form the foundation of this blend. The Dissident is a wine that we create to complement the Dead Horse and Long Haul, the same vineyards, barrels and attention to detail go into crafting The Dissident. While Dead Horse and Long Haul are crafted to be supremely age-worthy The Dissident is built to offer a more approachable wine younger in its development.
Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Cabernet Sauvignon comprises almost three-quarters of this wine and Merlot just under a quarter, with the rest bits of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The aromas pull you into the glass, with notes of mocha, toast, red berries, graphite and spice. Ripe, plush, velvety soft red- and black-fruit flavors follow. Coffee notes linger for a long time on the finish. It's a winner.