Mark Ryan Board Track Racer The Shift 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
The 2016 Shift exhibits a brilliant purple color. Alluring fragrance of blackberry, dark cherry, and violet candies entice a first sip and blossom with time in the glass. The palate of blueberry, plum, vanilla, and cocoa is textured with lush fruit and vibrant with juicy acidity. A balanced and refined finish makes this wine entirely delicious and exciting to share.
Syrah makes up 68% of this wine, with the balance Grenache and Mourvèdre. Quiet aromas of pencil eraser, tobacco and spice lead to broad-feeling fruit flavors. It seems missing in the middle.