As many of you already know, we are on our last few bottles of the Walla Faces 2007 Syrah, the Frank. We only made 265 cases and we only have about two cases left.
This 100% Syrah was grown on our herbicide-free vineyards right outside of town. The grapes were harvested in early October 2007. The wine then aged a full 30 months in the barrel, adding both an earthy finesse and a fruity aroma.
Wine Spectator rated the Frank 90 points, saying it was “supple, generous and deftly balanced to play its blackberry and wild blueberry fruit against earthy notes, finishing with drive and finesse.”
Luckily, we have decided to sell the final few bottles in the Tasting Room for $30 a piece. We only have a few left, so be sure to stop by soon if you want to secure one for yourself!
When we posted our National Ice Cream Month recipe, some of you asked if we had a recipe for white wine lovers as well. Luckily, we have something perfect for you as well: A Walla Faces Riesling Sorbet!
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups Walla Faces Riesling
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix sugar, water and wine in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture has a syrup-like consistency. Let cool to room temperature (about an hour). Let refrigerate at least four hours (up to overnight). Stir in orange and lemon juices. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Walla Faces is continuing with its diversity of sound program by presenting Angie and the Car Wrecks from Aberdeen, WA this Wednesday from 7-9pm. Angie and the Car Wrecks play rockabilly music with a Pacific Northwest twist.
The Car Wrecks’ main influences are the pioneers of classic rockabilly music, such as Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and of course, Johnny Cash. Other influences include Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, and more recently, the Chop Tops and the Reverend Horton Heat.
Angie are Car Wrecks are unique in that they are almost all family members. This gives them a tightness and synchrony that is more profound than what is found in other bands. The band is comprised of two brothers, Shawn Ball on the upright bass; Dale Ball on guitar; with their good friends Pigpen, on washboard, and Garrett, on harmonica; and Dale’s wife Angie Ball leading the pack and taking on vocals.
They are an extremely cohesive unit that never fails to entertain. They love to play music, which comes through in every performance.
The Car Wrecks have played throughout the West, opened for Grammy Award winning band Soul Asylum, and produced two albums. Angie and the Car Wrecks play at the Walla Faces Tasting Room Wednesday, July 18th from 7 to 9pm.