Walter Scott Pinot Noir La Combe Vert 2018
Founded in 2008 by Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon, Walter Scott focuses on small production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that highlight the terroir of the Eola-Amity Hills. The 2018 La Combe Verte is composed from the volcanic Eola-Amity Hills vineyards of Lewman and Sojourner, blended with their north valley counterparts of Sequitur and Red Hills Estate Vineyards. The finishing touch is the old vine fruit from the powerful, marine sedimentary Freedom Hill Vineyard. This Pinot Noir is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in barrel for 10 months, 40% new French oak.
The resulting wine is a lush and beautiful example of the 2018 vintage, immediately appealing for early drinking, but layered with power and structure giving this wine the ability to age. The inviting nose suggests ripe red and black fruits, summer flowers and warm, earthy spices. The dense fruit, succulent tannins and juicy acidity all come together to produce what we feel is a lovely and balanced example of the Willamette Valley in 2018.
“When I am asked if there were any “great discoveries” in Oregon, I would mention Walter Scott without hesitation. This is a small bijou operation run by Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon and their story is one of essentially risking everything to pursue their dream.” — NEAL MARTIN - Vinous
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|