2009 Mark Ryan Dead Horse

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2009 Mark Ryan Dead Horse

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
The Mark Ryan 2009 Dead Horse blends with its Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc 11% Malbec 8% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot enlisting four-year-old vines in as yet little-known but superbly-situated Obelisco Vineyard to... The Mark Ryan 2009 Dead Horse blends with its Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc 11% Malbec 8% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot enlisting four-year-old vines in as yet little-known but superbly-situated Obelisco Vineyard to supplement fruit from its tongue-in-cheek namesake (Ciel du Cheval) and Klipsun. Cassis cedar and dark tobacco inform the nose as well as a palpably dense subtly chewy and vivaciously juicy palate. A briny mineral and at the same time sweetly savory suggestion of anchovy paste adds irresistibly saliva-inducing savor to the long finish of this impeccably balanced bottling that ought to be worth following for at least ten or a dozen years.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2012
This Bordeaux-style blend is Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated showing vivid red fruits with drying somewhat leafy tannins. It has an earthy foundation and impressive length it just needs more bottle age to fully integrate its... This Bordeaux-style blend is Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated showing vivid red fruits with drying somewhat leafy tannins. It has an earthy foundation and impressive length it just needs more bottle age to fully integrate its flavors. - P.G.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2012
Bright full ruby. Fresh aromas of cassis blackberry licorice pastille and violet. Sweet and fat but also juicy and harmonious with big mid-palate flavors of blueberry licorice pastille and chocolate nicely framed by... Bright full ruby. Fresh aromas of cassis blackberry licorice pastille and violet. Sweet and fat but also juicy and harmonious with big mid-palate flavors of blueberry licorice pastille and chocolate nicely framed by ripe acidity. A step beyond the Long Haul in sheer size length and chewy toothcoating tannins.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2012
Firm in texture with fine tannins around a plush core of cherry and guava showing a grenadine hint as the finish sails on nicely. This has a refreshing quality. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec Merlot and Petit... Firm in texture with fine tannins around a plush core of cherry and guava showing a grenadine hint as the finish sails on nicely. This has a refreshing quality. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016. 850 cases made. -HS
JJB 92
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Deep purple in the glass with a ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry and plum are complimented on the nose by notes of black pepper cedar bittersweet chocolate and a touch of spice. It shows classic Washington State soft and... Deep purple in the glass with a ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry and plum are complimented on the nose by notes of black pepper cedar bittersweet chocolate and a touch of spice. It shows classic Washington State soft and silky texture on the palate with fine well-integrated tannins. All the components are still tightly packed- give this a few years to really develop and it should be something special.