Featured Wine: Mark Ryan Winery "Numbskull" - 2012
Right off the bat there's a nice caramel vanilla character with some really up front red fruit. Really popping on the nose. There's a floral component as well. Dried rose pedals.
Dried potpourri on the palate. Bone dry wine. Nice tannins. There's a pepper character along with some smoked meat and cherries.
Not a super long finish but its still a solid effort by Mark Ryan.
This wine is made with all Walla Walla fruit. Its an interesting wine for $32. Well priced.
Featured Wine: Phelps Creek Pinot Noir 2010
COLOR: Transparent brick red color
SMELL: Roses, brown sugar, cherries, potting soil and a bit of pickle juice.
FLAVOR: Starts with sour cherry and cinnamon. The mid palate pops with loads of tart cherry.
FINISH: Tastes like I just ate a handful of soil and cherries and I really enjoy it.
SUMMARY: This wine will age nicely. In 5 years time it will gain even more subtle complexities. Interesting wine for sure.