The Walls Vineyards

2017 Cheys

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VINTAGE NOTES

Sourced from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, like our Rose 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. 

 

$42/ bottle

2017 Cheys

(6 Pack, 12 Pack)

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2017 The Walls ‘Cheys’ Syrah- 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- 91” – Washington Wine Blog

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.

THE STORY

Sourced from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, like our Rose 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. 

$42/ bottle