Long Haul, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Mark Ryan Winery, Red Mountain, 2004

Frankly this wine is too much to drink right now and should not be released yet. Dense and powerful with great concentration and great potential, but just not good to drink at the moment. They should have given it at least another year in bottle before release. This has the capacity to be an excellent wine someday - say in 5 or 6 years. Great balance and structure with outstanding depth. I could hardly drink it until it had been open 24 hours. It is indeed going to be a long haul before this is ready to drink