2018 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Cuvee Ruth Willamette Valley
Distict / Appellation: Willamette Valley
Item No. 27757
About This WineThe 2018 Cuvée Ruth is marked by a truly extraordinary sense of balance and completeness.
In Oregon, the 2018 vintage is on the riper side. It's truly shocking how much freshness and finesse the 2018 Ruth has. Were it not for the wines grandeur and sneakily imposing structure, you'd never imagine that it came from a ripe vintage.
Ruth is sourced from some of Walter Scott's best vineyards: Freedom Hill, Clos de Oiseaux, Bieze, and Eola Springs Vineyards. The 2018 boasts great purity, spice inflected red fruits, a gorgeous texture, and a tense mineral undercurrent.
Walter Scott's husband/wife team, Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon, founded the winery by emptying out their retirement funds. Erica had worked as a sommelier and Ken worked in wineries and as a fine wine salesperson. Ken has worked at St. Innocent, one of my favorite Oregon wineries, and alongside Dominique Lafon at Evening Land.
The 2018 Cuvée Ruth is one of the most eye-opening bottles that I've tasted this year. It served as a profound reminder of Oregon's potential for delivering class, depth, and subtly complex Pinot Noir. It's an amazing success.
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