2016 Walter Scott 'la Combe Verte' Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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Famed Burgundy importer Becky Wasserman was once quoted in Wine Spectator saying, “You can always judge a great Domaine by the quality of their Bourgogne bottling.” These are w...
Famed Burgundy importer Becky Wasserman was once quoted in Wine Spectator saying, “You can always judge a great Domaine by the quality of their Bourgogne bottling.” These are words we LIVE by. At Walter Scott, we put the same care and attention to detail into our two Willamette Valley wines as we do our single vineyard selections. The La Combe Verte bottlings are the foundation for every choice we make in the winery, directly reflecting our reputation, philosophy, and lifestyle. La Combe Verte translates to The Green Fault or The Green Valley. This phrase is a tribute both to the incredible Willamette Valley in which we are lucky to produce wine, and the amazing team at Patricia Green Cellars, whom without their support we would never have been able to start Walter Scott. Essentially, it is Patricia Green Cellar's "fault" that we were able to start this project. For the 2016 vintage, La Combe Verte is composed primarily from Eola-Amity Hills sources, with barrels of Vojtilla and Freedom Hill Vineyards added in order to thoughtfully paint our unique picture of the Willamette Valley. This Pinot Noir is 15% whole cluster, fermented with ambient yeast, and aged in barrel for 10 months with 30% new oak barrels. The resulting wine is a serious and beautiful example of the 2016 vintage, layered with power and structure giving this wine immediate appeal, alongside the ability to be tucked into your cellar for several years. Layers of red cherries, plums & spicy earth fill the nose. The fruit, tannins and acid all come together to make the wine our version of the complete package.