Walter Scott

La Combe Verte Chardonnay

9.220 ratings
9.15 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
Matt Lasater

I think Ken is making some of the best domestic Chardonnay, possibly one of the best in the NW. The wines have always been about freshness, purity, and tension, but the level of balance and detail continues forward. This “entry” level proves it, and like any great Burgundy domain’s Bourgogne level wine, the level of care and detail here reflect the wider scope of his wines. I would argue that this wine would smoke just about most white burgundy in its price point and even above.

I think Ken is making some of the best domestic Chardonnay, possibly one of the best in the NW. The wines have always been about freshness, purity, and tension, but the level of balance and detail continues forward. This “entry” level proves it, and like any great Burgundy domain’s Bourgogne level wine, the level of care and detail here reflect the wider scope of his wines. I would argue that this wine would smoke just about most white burgundy in its price point and even above.

Apr 26th, 2020
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

Ken Pahlow makes magic happen with Willamette Valley Chardonnay 👌🏻

Ken Pahlow makes magic happen with Willamette Valley Chardonnay 👌🏻

Feb 5th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Not blown away at first but came together a bit with some air...good balance of tart citrus, fragrant pit fruit and just a dollop of buttery richness. Plenty of freshness to warrant holding off a year or two to let things harmonize a bit

Not blown away at first but came together a bit with some air...good balance of tart citrus, fragrant pit fruit and just a dollop of buttery richness. Plenty of freshness to warrant holding off a year or two to let things harmonize a bit

Nov 23rd, 2018
David Shaw

Nectarine skin aroma, lemon flavor and finish

Nectarine skin aroma, lemon flavor and finish

Sep 1st, 2018
Byron Hewett

Excellent Chardonnay. Clean, crisp and clean. Kind of a linear focused wine. Excellent value.

Excellent Chardonnay. Clean, crisp and clean. Kind of a linear focused wine. Excellent value.

Nov 25th, 2019
Brendan Baker

Lemon, saline, flint. Med + acid. This was (by far) the most popular wine at my wedding - enjoying the leftovers! Excellent QPR!

Lemon, saline, flint. Med + acid. This was (by far) the most popular wine at my wedding - enjoying the leftovers! Excellent QPR!

Sep 3rd, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

That’s a reductive bird. Wish we could have set this aside for two hours. I am thinking it would have been a sing-song beauty.

That’s a reductive bird. Wish we could have set this aside for two hours. I am thinking it would have been a sing-song beauty.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Brendan Baker

Struck match, lemon zest, fresh and bright ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Struck match, lemon zest, fresh and bright ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Aug 4th, 2019
RustyR

Lemozest cream soda. Butter undertones light palate some oak. Very nice wine.

Lemozest cream soda. Butter undertones light palate some oak. Very nice wine.

May 25th, 2019
Amy Yan

Went well with tofu with sugared seaweed and tampura fish

Went well with tofu with sugared seaweed and tampura fish

Apr 27th, 2019