Ryan Patrick Vineyards, Cashmere

Taste Washington! 2012 Recommended Wines.

I've been a fan of Ryan Patrick Vineyards since enjoying their 2009 Naked Chardonnay two years ago. They grow their own grapes on land that has been in the family for three generations. They have two Estate vineyards, Bishops vineyard and Homestead vineyard. Their vineyards lie in North Central Washington on lands near the banks of the Columbia River. They are in a region near Quincy, WA soon to be listed as the Ancient Lakes AVA.

Vineyards are under the direct supervision of Ryan Flanagan, the "Ryan" in Ryan Patrick Vineyards. Ryan came to the family venture after having worked at a number of positions at Chateau St. Michelle. Winemaking is under the supervision of Craig Mitrakul. Craig began his career as a winemaker in New York, he then moved West to Oregon, and then Walla Walla, he joined Ryan Patrick Vineyards in 2004.

The Wines:

2009 Reserve Chardonnay.
* Favorite: 2009 Reserve Chardonnay - Elegant, like. 100% Chardonnay, retail price $20.

2009 Rock Island Red.
2009 Rock Island Red - Youthful, dark, concentrated, good nose, another 5 years aging, maybe $16 on sale, has grip, have with bbq. Retail price $20. Recommended.

Wines listed here are the wines I liked and recommend. My favorite wines appealed to me because they expressed unique characteristics and quality, they are indicated by an “*” and are in italics.

A pour of Reserve Chardonnay at Taste Washington!
Ryan Patrick Vineyards
Leavenworth Tasting Room
636 Front St.
Leavenworth, WA
Open Daily.
Phone: 509-888-2236

Cashmere Tasting Room and Winery
Open Friday-Sunday 12-5pm
Aplets Way, Cashmere, Washington
Phone: 509-888-2236

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