The Walls Vineyards

2016 Bellamy Merlot

ACCLAIM

“The name is taken from “Belle amie” and this Merlot (88%, with 9% Cabernet Franc and 3% Touriga Nacional) is a first for The Walls. It displays a semi opaque ruby color and an intoxicating nose of raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black roses, mulberry, truffles, sandalwood, anise and oriental incense. The flavors are thick and fleshy yet focused, with layers of red and black fruits that are infused with licorice root, dark cocoa, French roast and silty minerals. On the back, the wine tightens up a bit, with sensations of roasted berries and nuts, mocha, toffee, framboise and kirsch liqueurs and graphite, followed by a lengthy, savory Pomerol-like finish. 19+/20 points” – Rand Sealey, Washington Wines

THE STORY

The name Bellamy is taken from “Belle Amie,” or beautiful friend and features the object of Stanley’s affection on the label, where he can be seen on the outside of the wall, handing her a bouquet of flowers. This beautiful merlot-driven wine expresses our feminine side with expressive floral notes in its own “bouquet.”

BLEND

88% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Touriga Naçional

PRODUCTION

Fermented in 100% concrete
Aged in 100% new oak, 72% large format barrels

AVA/VINEYARD

The Rocks District of Milton Freewater AVA, River Rock Vineyard

TA

3.9 g/L

pH

3.73

ABV

13.5%

$75

2017 River Rock Grenache

2017 RR Grenache Short Stretch

ACCLAIM

“The 2017 Grenache River Rock Vineyard (85% Grenache, 12% Syrah, and 3% Pinot Noir) comes all from the estate vineyard in the Rocks region of Walla Walla and was brought up in concrete tanks. It offers a pretty, ethereal style that carries lots of kirsch and strawberry fruits as well as notes of leafy herbs, pepper, and dried earth. It’s certainly not a blockbuster and has an almost Pinot Noir-like vibe, yet it’s a wine that carries power with no sensation of weight or heaviness. It’s going to evolve for 7-8 years.” – 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

THE STORY

The wine formerly known as “Concrete Mama Grenache,” has been renamed “Sunnyside Grenache” to give this amazing wine all the attention and individualism it deserves. The Grenache grapes were sourced from the River Rock Vineyard in the Rocks District of Milton Freewater, farmed with great passion by Dana Dibble, a [third generation] grower of fruit there. The vineyard is the inspiration for the name “Sunnyside” due to its location. We count ourselves at The Walls very lucky to be able to source our grapes from this unique AVA and are driven to do these grapes justice by trying our hardest to produce the best wine we can!

85% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Fermented and aged in 100% concrete tank

The Rocks District of Milton Freewater AVA, River Rock Vineyard

256

14.0%

3.73

October 3, 2017

$75