Walter Scott

X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay

9.354 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, 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
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and reductive showing squeezed lemon-lime, crushed hazelnuts and a flinty minerality with a spine of bright acidity. Finishes with good length and intensity. Very Burgundian in style.

Rich and reductive showing squeezed lemon-lime, crushed hazelnuts and a flinty minerality with a spine of bright acidity. Finishes with good length and intensity. Very Burgundian in style.

Jun 20th, 2020
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.5

Damn Gina!

White flowers, lemon, minerality. Paired so nicely with chicken piccata. Refined, elegant wine.

Damn Gina!

White flowers, lemon, minerality. Paired so nicely with chicken piccata. Refined, elegant wine.

Apr 10th, 2020
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Still too young to really judge but very nice fruit

Still too young to really judge but very nice fruit

Feb 26th, 2020
John Willison

Lemon oil, almonds, over ripe yellow fruit, musty and a bit of ocean.

Lemon oil, almonds, over ripe yellow fruit, musty and a bit of ocean.

Jul 6th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Heavy reduction, bright, tense and tight. I love the intensity and drive, can hardly wait to see what comes out with a few years of aging.

Heavy reduction, bright, tense and tight. I love the intensity and drive, can hardly wait to see what comes out with a few years of aging.

Mar 30th, 2019
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

I've had a weird relationship with this wine where I passed on the vintage when I first had it because the reductive qualities were too intense... A 6 months later I was loving it for it's tension and verve. Now here we are basically a year later and the reduction is essentially gone. The fruit has really come out and you can definitely sense the character of the 2015 vintage. I barrel tasted the 2016 which will be coming out soon and I think it's going to be even better! These are honestly some of the best domestic chardonnay I've tasted in my wine career.
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I've had a weird relationship with this wine where I passed on the vintage when I first had it because the reductive qualities were too intense... A 6 months later I was loving it for it's tension and verve. Now here we are basically a year later and the reduction is essentially gone. The fruit has really come out and you can definitely sense the character of the 2015 vintage. I barrel tasted the 2016 which will be coming out soon and I think it's going to be even better! These are honestly some of the best domestic chardonnay I've tasted in my wine career.
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#oregonchardonnay #walterscott #oregonwine #chardonnay #xnovo #xnovochardonnay

Mar 12th, 2018
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

The future of domestic Chardonnay. I wasn't even too hot on this when it was released, but now the reduction is peeling away and it's obviously great.

The future of domestic Chardonnay. I wasn't even too hot on this when it was released, but now the reduction is peeling away and it's obviously great.

Nov 9th, 2017
Joshua Crisp

2013 Walter Scott X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay - heavy reduction and petrol on the nose, with fresh mangoes and pineapple coming through. Youth and life gush onto the tongue with green apples, lychee, and limeade. White pepper arrives mid-palate with hints of juniper. A spicy, peppery finish that goes! A favorite! #0regonChardonnaySymposium

2013 Walter Scott X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay - heavy reduction and petrol on the nose, with fresh mangoes and pineapple coming through. Youth and life gush onto the tongue with green apples, lychee, and limeade. White pepper arrives mid-palate with hints of juniper. A spicy, peppery finish that goes! A favorite! #0regonChardonnaySymposium

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2015
boyd pearson

Future looks bright. #perfectpairing

Future looks bright. #perfectpairing

May 14th, 2017
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.8

Eye-opening

Eye-opening

Aug 16th, 2016