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Walter Scott




Willamette Valley

Grape Variety:


X Novo, Chardonnay, 2017

Tasting Note:

2017 marks the second year of a Walter Scott X Novo and all we can say is, long may it continue. A plethora of over 15 different clones make up the plantings here, at 525 ft in the windy Holmes Gap, on very rocky clay soils. Complex, nuanced, and almost exotically scented, with fine grained texture on the palate as notes of white pear, lemon zest and lemongrass sit above a highly complex minerality. Given a couple of years in bottle this should put on weight and blossom into a wine of real complexity, depth and tension.

Discover Oregon

Compared to Napa, Oregon’s Willamette Valley feels like true farming country. Driving through the valley is to drive through agricultural fields, with sporadic timber framed buildings and rusting farm machinery behind white picket fenced yards. It was and still is Mennonite land and was only ...