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Marguerite Ryan Cellars

Owner(s) Marguerite Ryan
 
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Marguerite (“Peggy”) Ryan is one of many illustrious winemakers trained by Warren Winierski at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. She is a law school graduate who moved to California, enrolled in enology classes and began her career at Stag’s Leap as a lab technician. She started her own label in 1996 releasing 70 cases of Pinot Noir and has subsequently sourced grapes from several prestigious vineyards like Pisoni and Garys’ in Santa Lucia Highlands. Limited retail distribution.

Reviewed Wines

2004 Marguerite Ryan Cellars Garys’ Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., 57 cases. · Moderately light garnet color. Shy, delicate aromas of black cherries. An elegantly styled wine with no detectable tannins. Flavors of black cherries, spice, oak and brioche with a smooth texture. Faint whiff of alcohol on the nose and finish. Reviewed July 9, 2009 ARTICLE »

2004 Marguerite Ryan Cellars Birkmyer Vineyard Wild Horse Valley

14.9% alc., 52 cases, $40. Marguerite (“Peggy”) Ryan is one of many illustrious winemakers trained by Warren Winierski at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. She is a law school graduate who moved to California, enrolled in enology classes and began her career at Stag’s Leap as a lab technician. She started her own label in 1996 releasing 70 cases of Pinot Noir and has subsequently sourced grapes from several prestigious vineyards like Pisoni and Garys’ in Santa Lucia Highlands. · Dark purple in color, this beauty starts off with gorgeous black cherry fruit and floral scents. Prodigious black cherry and black raspberry fruit nicely spiced. Mouth-coating, almost syrupy texture. A tiny bit of heat peaks out on the finish. This is an opulent wine that is fat on the palate and demands contemplation. Drink now. Reviewed February 18, 2008 ARTICLE »

2004 Marguerite Ryan Cellars Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.9% alcohol, 71 cases, · Dark fruits and a forest floor earthiness dominate the aromas and are echoed in the flavors. The high alcohol creates a rich mouth feel and the heat is only slightly noticeable. This Pinot is light on its feet with gossamer tannins and will provide good drinking in the near term. Reviewed February 18, 2008 ARTICLE »