The Walls 2016 "Concrete Mama" Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

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96 points - limited                                                          
A fantastic top-scoring Syrah from Washington State. The Walls is making some of the best wines in Walla Walla Valley. Limited.

96 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "In the same mold, the 2016 Syrah Concrete Mama (there’s 5% Viognier) offers incredible purity, with the Rocks funk pushed all the way into the background by thrilling pure fruit. Smoked black fruits, ground pepper, forest floor, and subtle floral notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied Syrah that shines for its seamless texture and incredible elegance...Readers looking for the next superstar in Washington State need to check out these latest wines from winemaker Ali Mayfield. These wines all have singular character yet they share a rare sense of purity and elegance paired with plenty of richness and depth. These are singular, beautiful wines I’d be thrilled to drink."

94 Points Washington Wine Blog: "The ‘Concrete Mama’ Syrah is another seriously good release by The Walls and new consulting winemaker Todd Alexander. The wine shows better aromatic and flavor range than the other wines in this new set of releases. Sourced from the ‘River Rock Vineyard’ in the Rocks Disrtrict of Milton-Freewater, the ‘Concrete Mama’ opens with layers of bacon fat, green olive tapenade and a deep core of dark fruits with stony undertones that all take shape in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, showing off its plush mouthfeel and voluptuous texture. Layers of Hoisin sauce and smoked brisket combine with coffee grounds and tar, with stony undertones that all make this remarkable wine truly sing. Highly enjoyable in its youth with its soft texture, this marvelous new release will enjoy another decade in the cellar. Drink 2020-2028."

Only 238 cases produced.

Type: Other Reds

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