2021 Walter Scott La Combe Verte Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon – WA96

2021 Walter Scott La Combe Verte Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon – WA96

$36.95

Description

$39.95 or 6+/$36.95

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.

An amazing value, especially for as an “entry level” white from multiple vineyard sources.  One would never guess this is a domestic Chardonnay.  Unexpected flinty minerality, hyper-intensity fruit and complexity.  A real joy to drink.  Firing on all cylinders.  400 cases produced annually.

Fermented with indigenous yeast in large oak barrels with very little bâtonnage, followed by full malolactic conversion, then aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barrels.  400 cases produced.

“…..intense peach perfume and nuances of beeswax, almonds and acacia. The medium-bodied palate explodes with layer after layer of powerful fruit, delivered in a luxuriously silky texture and tempered by focused acidity. The Combe Verte offers fantastic length, concentration and energy! Drink 2024 -2034” – 96 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (EB)