Walter Scott

Cuvée Anne Willamette Valley Chardonnay

9.220 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Much better than the same wine two years ago. Really focused and long. The oak is glossy but integrated.

Much better than the same wine two years ago. Really focused and long. The oak is glossy but integrated.

Sep 27th, 2020
Chris MacLean

The Walter Scott X Novo 2013 I had recently was 50% more agreeable. Too much oak on this one.

The Walter Scott X Novo 2013 I had recently was 50% more agreeable. Too much oak on this one.

Feb 12th, 2018
JP Pierce

Pretty, and subtle aromatically with the requisite matchstick. Tight lemon citrus acidity, with some phenolic character in the finish. Finishes with long mineral chalk like character.

Pretty, and subtle aromatically with the requisite matchstick. Tight lemon citrus acidity, with some phenolic character in the finish. Finishes with long mineral chalk like character.

Aug 6th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Has all the trademarks we love in white burgundy but distinctly OR. Focus and nerve meet textural tension for a wine that almot contradicts itself; rich yet lean, giving yet restrained. As always these are some of my favorite chards from US. Lovely and pure orchard fruits, white flowers, leesy notes, deeply mineral and taut breadth across the palate. Yum yum yum

Has all the trademarks we love in white burgundy but distinctly OR. Focus and nerve meet textural tension for a wine that almot contradicts itself; rich yet lean, giving yet restrained. As always these are some of my favorite chards from US. Lovely and pure orchard fruits, white flowers, leesy notes, deeply mineral and taut breadth across the palate. Yum yum yum

Apr 15th, 2017
boyd

The wife can't help herself. #babykiller

The wife can't help herself. #babykiller

Mar 25th, 2017
boyd

Very young, but delivering again. WS makes seriously good chard.

Very young, but delivering again. WS makes seriously good chard.

Mar 16th, 2017
Steve Mitchell

Light, crisp, smooth finish. Very drinkable now! Well done Walter Scott!

Light, crisp, smooth finish. Very drinkable now! Well done Walter Scott!

Feb 20th, 2021
Evie Olson

Has a definite sorbet quality with a funky burnt popcorn note at the beginning which opens up to baking spice and fresh banana aromas. More banana and citrus on the palate with a slightly weighty mouthfeel leading to a fresh finish.

Has a definite sorbet quality with a funky burnt popcorn note at the beginning which opens up to baking spice and fresh banana aromas. More banana and citrus on the palate with a slightly weighty mouthfeel leading to a fresh finish.

Aug 13th, 2017
R David Fuhrman

The best value on the list at Little Bird in Portland, OR!

The best value on the list at Little Bird in Portland, OR!

Jul 17th, 2017
Erik Nordman

God, the hype with these Walter Scott chards is so, so real. Great people too, had an awesome and insightful visit with Erica earlier this week at their facilities. Dense, elegant, tightly coiled, complex, impeccable balance. Certainly has that "simultaneous richness and freshness" x-factor that, IMO, all great Chardonnays should have. Concentrated nose of lemon curd, just-ripe Granny Smith apple and starfruit, ample saline, crushed oyster shell minerality, lightly toasted almond, brioche dough and fresh baked pretzel, parmigiano reggiano rind, fresh heavy cream, and a bit of nutmeg and baking spices from already near-perfectly integrated new oak. On the palate the nose is echoed pretty thoroughly in terms of flavor albeit with even more mineral intensity. Ample, high acidity, medium (-) body but with incredible rich, slightly oily texture from the barrel fermentation and elevage on lees. Great length on the palate. Would certainly reward a cellaring but is so hard to keep hands off of now. Amazing that this is their "entry level" Chardonnay.

God, the hype with these Walter Scott chards is so, so real. Great people too, had an awesome and insightful visit with Erica earlier this week at their facilities. Dense, elegant, tightly coiled, complex, impeccable balance. Certainly has that "simultaneous richness and freshness" x-factor that, IMO, all great Chardonnays should have. Concentrated nose of lemon curd, just-ripe Granny Smith apple and starfruit, ample saline, crushed oyster shell minerality, lightly toasted almond, brioche dough and fresh baked pretzel, parmigiano reggiano rind, fresh heavy cream, and a bit of nutmeg and baking spices from already near-perfectly integrated new oak. On the palate the nose is echoed pretty thoroughly in terms of flavor albeit with even more mineral intensity. Ample, high acidity, medium (-) body but with incredible rich, slightly oily texture from the barrel fermentation and elevage on lees. Great length on the palate. Would certainly reward a cellaring but is so hard to keep hands off of now. Amazing that this is their "entry level" Chardonnay.

Jun 26th, 2017