TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

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TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

#1 Post by Dennis Atick » October 16th, 2020, 8:43 am

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  • 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/16/2020)
    Seems still quite coiled and dense on the palate. Hints of green apple and a tart acidity. Very clean, very precise. With air you get some waves of salinity and a touches of sweetness to buffer the edge. Seemed to start to hit a nice stride after about an hour of being open and occasionally splash decanted. Very nice and seems to have upside.
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#2 Post by Dennis Atick » October 16th, 2020, 3:24 pm

Even better on night two. There is a really appealing herbal/fennel note and rounded out in the middle. A buddy just said it tastes like young Puligny and I don't disagree.
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#3 Post by Dale McClaran » October 17th, 2020, 7:39 am

Awesome note Dennis, sounds great. The 14 CA was my Eureka moment with WS Chard, and all in all, not that far behind the SVD offerings.
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#4 Post by Dan Hammer » October 17th, 2020, 8:05 am

I recently got turned on to the 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte. Cost is slightly less than the Cuvee Anne. Are there any differences between the two? The '16 is my new favorite chardonnay at the price. I filled in with the 2018.
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#5 Post by Bob Hughes » October 17th, 2020, 8:53 am

Dan, La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry level Chardonnay. The Cuvee Anne is the next step up, and then you get the single vineyard wines like X-Novo and Seven Springs.

If you are just starting out with Walter Scott’s wines, I think it’s worth buying at all levels - the La Combe Verte has the advantage of being most accessible on release, but the overall complexity of the wines really amps up as you climb the ladder.

BTW, the ‘19 La Combe Verte just got released.

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#6 Post by Dennis Atick » October 17th, 2020, 11:46 am

Dale McClaran wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:39 am
Awesome note Dennis, sounds great. The 14 CA was my Eureka moment with WS Chard, and all in all, not that far behind the SVD offerings.
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October 17th, 2020, 8:53 am
Dan, La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry level Chardonnay. The Cuvee Anne is the next step up, and then you get the single vineyard wines like X-Novo and Seven Springs.

If you are just starting out with Walter Scott’s wines, I think it’s worth buying at all levels - the La Combe Verte has the advantage of being most accessible on release, but the overall complexity of the wines really amps up as you climb the ladder.

BTW, the ‘19 La Combe Verte just got released.
Looking forward to some X-Novo soon. Really impressed with these Walter Scott Chards.
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#7 Post by Dan Hammer » October 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Bob Hughes wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 8:53 am
Dan, La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry level Chardonnay. The Cuvee Anne is the next step up, and then you get the single vineyard wines like X-Novo and Seven Springs.

If you are just starting out with Walter Scott’s wines, I think it’s worth buying at all levels - the La Combe Verte has the advantage of being most accessible on release, but the overall complexity of the wines really amps up as you climb the ladder.

BTW, the ‘19 La Combe Verte just got released.
Thanks Bob. I'll be on the lookout for this and other WS wines.
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#8 Post by Dennis Atick » October 17th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Dan Hammer wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Bob Hughes wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 8:53 am
Dan, La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry level Chardonnay. The Cuvee Anne is the next step up, and then you get the single vineyard wines like X-Novo and Seven Springs.

If you are just starting out with Walter Scott’s wines, I think it’s worth buying at all levels - the La Combe Verte has the advantage of being most accessible on release, but the overall complexity of the wines really amps up as you climb the ladder.

BTW, the ‘19 La Combe Verte just got released.
Thanks Bob. I'll be on the lookout for this and other WS wines.
Dan - Avalon out of Oregon usually has a decent selection of Walter Scott. And try some Morgen Long while you're at it [cheers.gif]
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