2019 Mark Ryan Winery Board Track Racer The Chief Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Washington
COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON.
The 2019 Board Track Racer Cabernet Sauvignon (formerly known as The Chief) checks in at 77% Cabernet Sauvignon with a blend of Merlot, Malbec, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Dark, dense flavors including blackberry and blueberry compote present on the nose and carry onto the palate. Integrated oak characteristics develop mid-palate with cocoa and vanilla, and mingle with cherry and more dark fruits that lead into a lengthy finish.
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
About the Winery:
Mark Ryan McNeilly founded Mark Ryan Winery in 1999. He started this journey with a few tons of grapes in a friend’s garage with the goal of making the best wines in Washington State. Largely self-taught, Mark honed the craft of winemaking through rigorous study and the welcomed advice of some of the area's most experienced producers.
Over a decade later, Mark Ryan Winery has grown in size, earned acclaim from wine-lovers and critics alike, and garnered respect from the state's elite producers. The goal, however, remains the same. Make delicious wines that represent the vineyard from which they come, making every vintage better than the last.