Walter Scott is the blood, sweat and tears life partnership of Ken Palow and Erica Landen. Ken is a veteran of the Willamette Valley wine trade with mentorship from time spent at St. Innocents, Patricia Green, and Evening Lands (Dominique Lafon), while Erica was recognized as one of Portland’s top sommeliers. Earlier in the year, some of you will recall the value found in SF Chronicle’s Wine of the Week, the 2019 Walter Scott La Combe Verte Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Just this week in Decanter magazine Walter Scott was named amongst the very top tier wineries in Oregon for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production. But that is another story, and their finest single vineyard wines run about $75+ a bottle.
However, for various reasons, in 2020 Walter Scott produced only eight barrels of its Freedom Hill Chardonnay, and instead of the portfolio of their other exquisite single vineyard Chardonnay……ALL of the Chardonnay fruit sourced from those designated vineyards was blended into BOIS MOI!! Bios Moi is French for DRINK ME! And that is exactly what you will want to do with this great value, ever so lovely, lushly textured, fruit driven Chardonnay at just $29.95 a bottle!
“In 2020 the grapes were crushed and pressed quickly, under gentle pressure to liberate the juice from the skins as quickly as possible. The juice was fermented with 100% ambient yeast and full malolactic conversion in large barrels with very little bâtonnage. The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling to brighten aromatics and give us a polished finish. The result is a chardonnay showcasing density and precision. The nose highlights evolving layers of exotic aromas reminiscent of fresh tangerine, nectarine and meyer lemon, with the palate providing a richly textured wine with mineral and saline characters on the finish.” – from the winery.