Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013 750ml
SKU 781855

Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013

Mark Ryan - Washington State - United States - Columbia Valley - Red Mountain

Professional Wine Reviews for Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013

Rated 95 by Robert Parker
I think the 2013 Mourvedre Crazy Mary is a step up over the 2012, although both vintages are outstanding. Coming from the Force Majeure and Ciel du Cheval vineyards and a blend of 79% Mourvedre and 21% Syrah that's aging in 21% new French oak puncheons, it has lots of Mourvedre character in its black fruits, bouquet garni, pepper and almost pot roast-like mix of braised meats and herbs. While there's the burly, masculine side to Mourvedre on the nose, the palate here is silky and refined, with great tannin, a layered, full mid-palate and stunning purity of fruit. Few are doing Mourvedre in Washington State better.

Additional information »

Other Vintages: 2013 2012
12 Bottle
Check availability
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

I've Had This
95 Robert Parker

More wines available from Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013 Customer Reviews

Product Rating  

There have been no reviews for this product. Be first to .

Customer also bought

Additional Information on Mark Ryan Mourvedre Crazy Mary 2013

Winery: Mark Ryan

Varietal: Mourvedre

In many parts of the world, from Washington State to France, Australia to Spain, wineries have been working with the Mourvèdre varietal grape to achieve fantastic and fascinating results. The grape varietal is actually a relatively ancient one, believed to have been brought to Spain from Asia Minor over two thousand years ago. The Mourvèdre grape is generally considered to be a difficult one to cultivate, as it requires both heat, light and moisture, meaning wineries wishing to grow Mourvèdre need to be well irrigated, but in hot regions where the vines will be safe from rot. The grapes hold lots of unusual and interesting flavors, ranging from meaty and gamey, to brambly and full of dark fruit notes. As such, the wines they produce can be matched with lots of different foods, making them popular around the world.

Region: Washington State

Washington state is a fascinating region when it comes to American wine production, with the majority of their produce coming out of the desert-like eastern half of the state. This expansive region has a unique climate produced by the rain shadow of the Cascade mountain range, and here we find over ninety-nine percent of the state's vineyards which hold a wide range of classic grape varietals including Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and others. Today, there are over forty thousand acres in Washington under vine, and the industry of the state is going from strength to strength due to the increasing popularity of the wines which are produced here. Over six hundred wineries in the state take advantage of the well irrigated vineyards which flourish there, and these numbers are expected to grow quickly over the next decade.

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.