Mark Ryan started making wines in friends’ garages in 1999. Largely self-taught, he combined his own studies with the advice of experienced wine producers. After 4 years of transient winemaking, he settled in Woodinville, Washington. From then onward, Mark has been a champion of Washington wines, making significant contributions to the Washington wine community, and helping to establish Washington as a prominent U.S. wine region. Head winemaker Mike Macmorran made his first foray into wine while on a break from medical school. Instantly hooked, he decided to apply his deep knowledge of chemistry and biology to oenology instead. Mike uses his skills to identify the best barrels and yeast strains to craft their wines, while focusing on producing wines that reflect the characteristics of their vineyard origins.
The Board Track Racer project began in the mid-2000s. Mark wanted to create a label within the Mark Ryan family of wines that was affordable and ready to drink upon release, while maintaining the uncompromising quality associated with the Mark Ryan brand.
The 2020 Board Track Racer The Vincent is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Syrah. Deep purple in color. Heady aromas of dark berries, oak and baking spices. The palate is bold, with concentrated flavors of black plum, blackberry preserves, stewed blueberries, toasted oak and a touch of cedar. The finish is long with a bit of spice, juicy black fruit and smooth yet prominent tannins.