Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay 2020
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2019 vintage notes
97 points Wine Advocate: "The 2019 Chardonnay Cuvée Anne comes from several vineyards, including X Novo, Justice and Seven Springs, and matured in about 45% new wood. It has alluring scents of preserved lemon, saline and graphite, with perfumed white orchard fruits. The palate is linear and pure, with a satiny texture and gentle nutty character at this early stage. Its elevated length and purity suggest this has much more to offer with additional time in bottle."
This reserve blend represents Ken and Erica's vision of Oregon Chardonnay; they are among a handful of Oregon producers driving the Chardonnay conversation. Cuvée Anne is a tribute to Erica (Anne is her middle name). When Ken met Erica, he had wine in barrel but says he’d still be fumbling around if Erica hadn’t “pushed him off the ledge” into full-time winemaking.
This wine boasts clarity and precision, leading with supple aromas of Meyer lemon zest, green pear, and white peach, layered with floral notes of honeysuckle, lemon myrtle, orange blossom, and a hint of oyster shells. The palate is intricately fruity with freshness at the forefront, followed by a focused acidity. - the winery
2015 vintage notes
95 points PinotFile: "Captivating steely, stony, flinty aromas matched to fruit aromas of citrus, white peach and pear. Highly mineral-driven, with flavors of lemon-lime, pear and green apple offering a toned and trim impression, finishing with a quenching, steely attitude. A slight bit of tannin adds structure and the slightly creamy mouthfeel adds comfort. Remarkable poise and immense charm."
2013 vintage notes
My personal favorite of the two Chardonnays pours forth with lemons and pears, on a frame that has both great weight and delicacy. Fishing cleanly with nice cut.
2011 vintage notes
Cuvée Anne has a similar character to the Willamette Valley Chardonnay – lots of lemon and lime, flecks of minerals – with a richer and more expansive texture, and a honeyed finish that plays off the bright acidity to perfection.
Walter Scott's premium Chardonnay made with full-flavored power and weight. A racy streak of crisp acidity lifts and brightens the rich apple, creamy pear, and mineral flavors.
Cuvee Anne's blend is 70% Bieze Vineyard and 30% Vojtilla Vineyard.
The Vojtilla Vineyard is a 22 year old vineyard on Ladd Hill in the Chehalem Mountains, the Chardonnay off of this site is incredibly linear and bright. The Bieze Vineyard sits directly above the Seven Springs Vineyard on Lone Star Road and shares a fence line with it.