2017 Mark Ryan Syrah Wild Eyed Red Mountain


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
Drink between 2021 - 2027 (Edit)
CT91 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • brouigu1 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 30, 2021 - PnP and enjoyed with friends.

    Quite dark in the glass which is consistent with Syrah. Nose was a tad jammy but packed with dark fruits and very pleasing.

    The palate is lush and full bodied. Flavors of black and blue berry with hints of smoky earth and oak. I agree this wine is not very complex but I don't procure some of his wines for their complexity. This seems a tad over extracted but I like the fruits and its easy to drink and enjoy.

  • Lake Gladstone Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 24, 2019 - I think the words in the reviews below like “subtle” and “accessible” are euphemisms for “this wine is just ok.” Color, nose and body do not disappoint. But i agree with the comment on acidity. I found this wine lacks complexity and balance. Personally I like their Cabernet blends better.

  • dclaggett wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2019 - 14.8% abv. Dark plum purple color. Nice magenta rim. Dark fruit, black and blue berries on nose. Some earth and typ Syrah animalistic, earthy and meaty characteristics, but very subtle. Very smooth dark fruit and supple in mouth, light touch of tannins and some mineral qualities. Ready to drink. Bottle was gift so not entirely sure, but believe QPR to be good.

  • Closdesducs Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 7, 2019 - Transported from my CA cellar to Kauai and cellared about 2 weeks before consuming. Very approachable for a syrah. Blueberries, darker red almost black fruit on the bouquet. Based on the nose, we were anticipating a big, structured Syrah but in the mouth, very supple, nice minerality, some earth and leather notes on the mid-palate to finish. Good, medium body. Finely grained tannins. We were a little surprised at how accessible it was. Short term cellaring will benefit. Don't think it will make old bones but I must confess this was purchased on my first trip to the Walla Walla area and Woodenville in Seattle so I don't have a good handle on the ageability of WA wines.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    June 7, 2019 - Revisiting Washington (Woodinville): Probably my favorite of all of the MR reds but that could be because I'm partial to Syrah and most of the others were Bordeaux blends. There is maybe a hint of the olive and brine notes, but I find this to be much more fruit dominant. Lots of black currants and other darker style fruits. It's riper than what I might normally drink, but not as ripe as some of the others. Could use a hint more acidity to balance it. I'd still be interested to see it with some age and see if that mutes some of it down just a touch more.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mark Ryan
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Wild Eyed
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain
  • UPC Code 051497081607

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  • In Cellars 529 (70%)
  • Consumed 226 (30%)

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