Mark Ryan Winery 2016 Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $60

By on April 24, 2020
mark ryan winery lonely heart cabernet sauvignon 2016 bottle - Mark Ryan Winery 2016 Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $60

When Mark McNeilly started out at the turn of the century, Dead Horse was one of the two wines he opened with. He still views it as his flagship bottling. He maintains his long-standing relationship with Ciel du Cheval Vineyard here and includes Klipsun, Obelisco and young Quintessence. Luxurious barrel influences of cocoa powder, vanilla and toasted cherry wood are joined by blackcurrant and dusty Red Mountain sagebrush. There’s ebullience to the bright approach of black cherry and plum that’s joined by Baker’s chocolate and capped by blueberry-pomegranate juice.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,500 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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