Hello friends. We continue to move up the ladder with Walter Scott, one of the buzziest wineries in the Willamette Valley right now. We began last August with the Willamette Valley bottlings (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both drinking great, both of which we’ll reoffer at the bottom of today’s offer). Then last month we accessed the next rung: Cuvee Ruth. And today we have even rarer birds: a trio of Walter Scott’s single-vineyard Pinots, from the outstanding 2014 vintage.
These are wines that hardly ever escape the clutches of the winery and their mailing list, let alone the state of Oregon. I’ve certainly never been offered the chance to access these wines before, and I suspect few in Seattle have. Our list has dibs on small parcels of each wine, but please note: we only get one shot. Once we place our order on Monday (please submit all order requests no later than Sunday night), any wine we don’t take will be released to the market at large, where I’m sure it will disappear very quickly.
[Note: for more background on the winery, see our offer from August of last year.]
My own brief impressions, from an admittedly quick, baby-brain-addled tasting: red fruits, spice, dusty earthy notes; great richness and extraction for a mid-weight wine.
My impressions: black cherry and blackberry fruit, lovely black tea leaves; dark profile, with wonderful leafy and mineral subtleties; intense palate.
My impressions: seriously smoky, seriously savory; peat moss earth notes on black fruit core; most structured of the three, but tannins are well-polished and fine-grained; evocative expression of a great site.
From the winery: [TEXT WITHHELD].
Please limit order requests to 24 bottles of the single-vineyard wines (mix and match as you like). The Willamette Valley wines are first come first served. All the wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.