The Walls Vineyards

2017 Lip Stinger

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THE STORY

‘There is no place like Rhône’ and the 2017 “Lip Stinger” is the perfect tribute to both the saying – and the place!

Although it is predominantly Grenache Blanc, the true secret to this wine lies in its varietal blend. Grenache Blanc is blended with other white Rhône varietals grown at French Creek including Picpoul, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette Blanc, and Viognier. The name is directly translated from Picpoul which means “stings the lip,” referring to the grape’s naturally high acidity. Our Lip Stinger is an age-worthy uncommon white that is expressive of its Washington State terroir.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of white fruit, such as Asian pear, with floral notes, soft and round mouthfeel, mild and well-integrated acidity, distinct brininess, flavors of unripe pineapple and lychee with a slightly herbaceous finish of fresh fennel seeds. Excellent aperitif and pairs well with chevre, olives, or oysters.

BLEND

35% Grenache Blanc

23% Chardonnay

17% Picpoul/Marsanne/ Clairette Blanc

15% Roussanne

11% Viognier

PRODUCTION

Aged in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak, 77% large format barrels. 

Fermented in 90% French oak barrel, 10% stainless steel tank.

AVA/VINEYARD

Columbia Valley AVA, French Creek, White Salmon, SJR and River Rock Vineyards

HARVEST DATE

September 21, 2017

CASES PRODUCED

225 

ABV

14.6%

$30

2017 LIP STINGER

OUTSHINERY-The_Walls-Lip_Stinger-NV

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"Sourced from the French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, the ‘Lip Stinger’ starts with kiwi, mango and green papaya aromas that fill the nose. The palate is highly refreshing and gratifying, showing a nice, silky mouthfeel. Green apple, green papaya and mango flavors all connect nicely to the minerality. This is every bit outstanding. Consider enjoying it in the short-term while the brisk minerality exists."
Washington Wine Blog
91 points

THE STORY

‘There is no place like Rhône’ and the 2017 “Lip Stinger” is the perfect tribute to both the saying – and the place!

Although it is predominantly Grenache Blanc, the true secret to this wine lies in its varietal blend. Grenache Blanc is blended with other white Rhône varietals grown at French Creek including Picpoul, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette Blanc, and Viognier. The name is directly translated from Picpoul which means “stings the lip,” referring to the grape’s naturally high acidity. Our Lip Stinger is an age-worthy uncommon white that is expressive of its Washington State terroir.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of white fruit, such as Asian pear, with floral notes, soft and round mouthfeel, mild and well-integrated acidity, distinct brininess, flavors of unripe pineapple and lychee with a slightly herbaceous finish of fresh fennel seeds. Excellent aperitif and pairs well with chevre, olives, or oysters.

35% Grenache Blanc

23% Chardonnay

17% Picpoul/Marsanne/ Clairette Blanc

15% Roussanne

11% Viognier

Aged in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak, 77% large format barrels. 

Fermented in 90% French oak barrel, 10% stainless steel tank.

Columbia Valley AVA, French Creek, White Salmon, SJR and River Rock Vineyards

September 21, 2017

225

14.6%

$30