TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott

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TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott

#1 Post by Bob Hughes » March 26th, 2020, 2:47 pm

  • 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay 12 East 12 - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (3/26/2020)
    From a bottle opened last night.

    Somewhat neutral on the nose; pretty open on the palate, tasty with good acidity & persistence. I prefer the Rock Salt, and I can see why this wine was "designed" for restaurant consumption, as this is very accessible.
  • 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay The Rock Salt - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (3/26/2020)
    My first time trying this, which I think is some kind of a private label thing that they did for someone, although I may be mixing that up with the 12 East 12 bottling. Not too clear on the back story for this bottle.

    Crisp nose with a citric scent that is reminiscent of Chablis, and a reductive matchstick note as well.

    Light-bodied and brisk on the palate; good acidity for lift. Pretty tasty - without knowing what Walter Scott was trying to do here, I would say that this bottle is more coiled than the Cuvee Anne I tried last week, but more accessible than the Seven Springs. I will enjoy tracking this wine over the next 5 or so years.
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Re: TNs: Two Berserker Quarantine wines from Walter Scott

#2 Post by c fu » March 26th, 2020, 3:31 pm

yum. gotta try the rock salt. I wonder it was a barrel for Brian McClintic's wine club? I know he does one each year.

Interesting reading their letter about the 2018s being purposefully lower yields. can't wait to pop one.
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