The ‘Little Sister’ Merlot was sourced from the Columbia Valley. The wine shows a wonderful purity of fruit with bright bing cherry and herbal tones completing the enticing aromas. The palate is plush, revealing a nice decadence and minerality. A beautiful saline steak runs through this gorgeous Merlot that mingles red and dark fruits with mocha. Mark Ryan continues to impress and this bottling is no exception.