Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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W alter Scott may be a new project in terms of years, but it's the decades of preparation and building of wine knowledge that this couple brings to the mix which has created some of the most exciting wines coming out of Oregon today. In fact, up until the 2012 vintage, Ken Pahlow and Erica Lando continued to work their day jobs while renting winery space at Evening Land. However, it was in 2012 that the decision was made for Walter Scott to fly on its own. Now at their new space in the Eola-Amity Hills and sourcing fruit from the best sites around the appellation, Walter Scott is turning out both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that has wine lovers and critics talking. The yet unrated 2013 vintage is sure to be their breakout year. Following up the rich and powerful 2012s, 2013 now brings us back to what Oregon is all about: pure fruit, minerality and transparency of sight. Walter Scott Chardonnay x Novo is a wine of tension, balance and understated elegance; and as compelling as the 2013 is today, it should mature beautifully for many years in the cellar. This should come as no surprise given Ken's experience at Evening Land. As Neal Martin said, "Great discoveries" in Oregon..."Walter Scott Wines." ✦ walter Scott Chardonnay X novo vineyard eola Amity Hills 2013 $54 "When I am asked if there were any "great discoveries" in Oregon, I would mention "Walter Scott Wines" without hesitation." Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (1753145) discover WalTer scoTT What do you get when you take a 20-year veteran of Oregon wine who had studied alongside Dominique Lafon at Evening Land, and pair him up with a passionate and experienced sommelier, wine director and educator? You get Walter Scott. OREG0N

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