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. 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Checking in as a blend of 92% Grenache and 8% Syrah, the medium ruby/ semi-opaque colored 2016 Concrete Mama is a ripe, sexy, exuberant Grenache that does everything right. Kirsch, dried spice, underbrush, and floral notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, supple, impressively textured beauty that has no hard edges. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet keep for 7-10 years." 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.