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Walter Scott 2018 Single Vineyard Pinots: Speak for Yours Now!

Welcome to the incredible line-up of Walter Scott 2018 single vineyard Pinot noirs!

We give up on how to capture the truly phenomenal rise of Walter Scott. For years running (five, now!), we've referred to them as one of Oregon's most dynamic, trendsetting, and THE straight up smoking hottest winery--and there's no cooling them down. We've never seen an Oregon winery blossom in the way Walter Scott has and continues to do. They've won so many hearts with their personalities and so many tastebuds with their wines. From our hearts and tastes, they are one of our favorites.

Because of our early and vociferous support for Walter Scott wines, we're (again) the first wine shop in the country to offer the full suite of 2018 single vineyard wines. First up, the Pinots (Chardonnays are coming tomorrow--we can only write so much so quickly!)

What you need to know about 2018: it's going to be a blockbuster vintage. Think 2008 or 2012...but better overall balance. From the Walter Scott cellar, you'll find must-haves for any Oregon Pinot lover. As has become the trend with Walter Scott, over half of their wines are already spoken for before release. So you know what to do: speak for yours now!

Walter Scott Temperance Hill Pinot noir 2018
$58.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($64.95 regular)

The oldest vines in the cellar produced the co-star of the 2018 vintage, classically Temperance Hill Pinot noir. Building on all the other wines, stretching and fanning out in all ways and directions, delivering silky, savory, seductively. When we talk "classic" Temperance it's explosive summer raspberry and a pinch of mountain huckleberry, rosemary and all the savory complexities that make Temperance Hill unique. '18 adds a mouthwatering, sexy porcini mushroom note--ooh lah lah! This will always go the distance in the cellar and it is strikingly attractive in the early stages, too. 150 cases made.

$58.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($64.95 regular)

Two words: come hither! It commands you and you must obey. The complete package, the vintage co-star, the essence of Walter Scott Pinot: wonderfully elegant while also superbly deep. Sensual and rich, fresh and surging with so much beautiful red and black cherry and red berry electric Pinot vivacity, woven together by savory, spice, floral and mineral threads. "Sojeau" is the new name for Sojourner vineyard, which is without question or exception among the handful or two of our favorite vineyards in the entire Willamette Valley. Taste why! 

$58.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($64.95 regular)

An especially compelling Seven Springs, with a super-silken, ethereal coolness to its floral-accented wild berries which carry through with surprising persistence and cling. The longer it's open, the more that density and structure come into play, building gravitas and presence.

$49.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)

A brilliant debut for X Novo Pinot! Vibrantly all good things red, from perfectly ripe cherries to summer strawberries, hints of orange zest, an exotic floral show, a surging intensity and salted fall mushroom deliciousness. Purity of Pinot is on parade; a standout not just because it's new but because it's wonderful!

$49.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)

We've been thrilled to have Justice in the mix, as have Ken and Erica. It is, after all, their backyard! Muscular and powerful, with velvety elegance matching its density ounce-for-ounce. After the initial wave of bolder, darker berries a beam of red freshness carries through the finish, set off by sweet brown spices.

$49.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)

Ken coaxes the more elegant side from Freedom Hill, proving in the process that there is indeed one! The 2018 is more Kylo Ren than previous vintage Darth Vaders, sporting blue and black fruits, violets, and cocoa powder-like tannin that helps frame the finish. Come on over to the dark side of Walter Scott.

$49.45 in any 12 bottled or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)

Sequitur is one of the most exciting young vineyards in the Valley. Situated next to Beaux Freres' Upper Terrace and, not coincidentally, owned and farmed by Mike Etzel, it's a different horse in the stable compared to the other Walter Scott wines. You can't tame that Ribbon Ridge fruit--why would you want to?!--so just hop on for the tasty ride. Welcoming in its aromas and flavors, Sequitur will reward those of us who like to get into their Pinots right away (we're looking at ourselves in the mirror).




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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.

When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.

Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.