I couldn't think of a better intrduction to Willamette Valley Chardonnay that this cuvée. So, let me introduce you...Ontario, meet Ken & Erica. Ken & Erica, welcome to Ontario!
This husband and wife team behind Walter Scott (two family names) are making my favourite wines in Oregon. Full stop. I cannot actually think of another producer whose wines I buy for my personal cellar every year.
This cuvée takes Erica's middle name and is a barrel selection of the crèmre de la crème of vineyards (X Novo, Seven Springs, Justice, Sojeau). If you can find better value in Willamette, I will eat my hat. Precise, but not shrill. Oaked, but def not oaky. Fresh, supple and looooong!!!!!