Mark Ryan Winery

Columbia Valley Viognier

We wanted to pick something special to start off tonight. We are happy with our choice! This is smooth, creamy, and has great honeyed floral flavors. LOVE THIS. Good way to start off election night 😉 happy watching everyone! #markryanwinery — 4 years ago

Megan Anne Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Picked this up while tasting at the always amazing Mark Ryan tasting room in Woodinville. The Megan Anne Cellars label is a sister winery to Mark Ryan that specializes in Willamette Valley vineyards, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This Pinot is a blend hailing from Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity sub-appellation AVAs. Willamette Valley AVA is the largest AVA is Oregon, recognized in 1984, and renowned for it's distinctive Pinot Noirs. Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape that readily takes on the characteristics of where it grows - the Oregon grapes favoring soil, barn, and tart fruit overly their assertive fruit forward California cousins. Opened this and loved it, though rated it after 24 hours being opened, (with a a notable fall off on fruit and spice). Would still recommend to anyone wanting a starter PNW Pinot. ~$40 | #markryanwinery #meganannewinery #oregonpinotnoir

On the eyes: Deep, Med+ concentration red-purply color, bright, med+ stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Some funkiness that revolves around rhubarb, pomegranate, and chalkiness. Med Alcohol.

On the tongue: Med tannin, med+ acid, med alcohol, med body, tight drinker. Rhubarb, cranberry, unripe strawberry, wrapped in a funky little mineral finish. Rated after 24 hours vacuumed in the fridge - was brighter, spicer upon first opening.
— 3 years ago