2017 The Walls Cheys SyrahSyrah from United States
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"An up-and-coming estate that readers need to try is The Walls, which was created by Mike Martin, with the wines made by Todd Alexander. They produce several wines from through...
- 91 Owen Bargreen - Washington Wine Blog
91 Owen Bargreen - Washington Wine Blog
"Sourced from the esteemed ‘French Creek Vineyard’ in the Yakima Valley, the ‘Cheys’ shows nice smoky tones alongside a deep core of blackberry and black cherry on the nose. The palate delivers bright acidity with a layer of toasty oak that envelops the core of dark fruits with lighter sagebrush and tar undertones. Drink 2020-2028"
"An up-and-coming estate that readers need to try is The Walls, which was created by Mike Martin, with the wines made by Todd Alexander. They produce several wines from throughout the state, all of which merit serious attention." - Jeb Dunnuck
"2017 The Walls “Cheys” Syrah, Yakima Valley, French Creek Vineyard Cheys are walls in the North Rhone vineyards to retain soil on the granite slopes. This is an intense Syrah. It boasts an opaque purplish color and an intoxicating nose of blackberry, mountain blueberry, cherry, black currant, black roses, dark tobacco, lavender and oriental incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with lavish yet firm dark fruits that are intermixed with black licorice, dark cacao, French roast and alluvial minerals. The concentration continues on the back with macerated berries, roasted nuts, mocha, crème de cassis, blueberry preserves and charcoal, followed by a lengthy, firm but ripe tannin finish. Shows varietal purity throughout." - 19+/20 points Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines
"Sourced from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, like our Rosé and Lip Stinger Rhone White blend, it shows incredible freshness and fruit character, while offering up secondary, savory aromatics. The additional year of in-house aging means this wine is ready to drink when you receive it. Knowing that we all need great wine to help get through this crazy time, we also thought we’d offer it at an extremely attractive price so you don’t feel guilty drinking it right away.
People traditionally build walls to keep things out but “cheys”, the historic Côte-Rôtie walls, were built to keep a very elusive something in: “They trap goodness,” says our winemaker. On steep mountainsides cheys, some dating back to the ancient Romans, help to secure the earth, prevent erosion, and contain all that is wonderful about slope-grown Syrah." - Winery
91 - Owen Bargreen - Washington Wine Blog
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|