Walter Scott La Combe Verte Chardonnay 2017

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

I think Ken is making some of the best domestic Chardonnay, possibly one of the best in the NW. The wines have always been about freshness, purity, and tension, but the level of balance and detail continues forward. This “entry” level proves it, and like any great Burgundy domain’s Bourgogne level wine, the level of care and detail here reflect the wider scope of his wines. I would argue that this wine would smoke just about most white burgundy in its price point and even above.

I think Ken is making some of the best domestic Chardonnay, possibly one of the best in the NW. The wines have always been about freshness, purity, and tension, but the level of balance and detail continues forward. This “entry” level proves it, and like any great Burgundy domain’s Bourgogne level wine, the level of care and detail here reflect the wider scope of his wines. I would argue that this wine would smoke just about most white burgundy in its price point and even above.

9.2

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

Ken Pahlow makes magic happen with Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Ken Pahlow makes magic happen with Willamette Valley Chardonnay

9.1

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Not blown away at first but came together a bit with some air...good balance of tart citrus, fragrant pit fruit and just a dollop of buttery richness. Plenty of freshness to warrant holding off a year or two to let things harmonize a bit

Not blown away at first but came together a bit with some air...good balance of tart citrus, fragrant pit fruit and just a dollop of buttery richness. Plenty of freshness to warrant holding off a year or two to let things harmonize a bit

8.7

David Shaw Delectable Pro

Nectarine skin aroma, lemon flavor and finish

Nectarine skin aroma, lemon flavor and finish

9.2

Anthony Lombardi

Generous & powerful. Aromatics are a great mix of flowers & citrus notes with some herbal character throughout. The palate is rich, but certainly balanced. New world to be sure, but structured & balanced. Very good wine.

Generous & powerful. Aromatics are a great mix of flowers & citrus notes with some herbal character throughout. The palate is rich, but certainly balanced. New world to be sure, but structured & balanced. Very good wine.

9.1

Byron Hewett

Excellent Chardonnay. Clean, crisp and clean. Kind of a linear focused wine. Excellent value.

Excellent Chardonnay. Clean, crisp and clean. Kind of a linear focused wine. Excellent value.

9.1

Brendan Baker

Lemon, saline, flint. Med + acid. This was (by far) the most popular wine at my wedding - enjoying the leftovers! Excellent QPR!

Lemon, saline, flint. Med + acid. This was (by far) the most popular wine at my wedding - enjoying the leftovers! Excellent QPR!

9.1

Ned Gray Creed

That’s a reductive bird. Wish we could have set this aside for two hours. I am thinking it would have been a sing-song beauty.

That’s a reductive bird. Wish we could have set this aside for two hours. I am thinking it would have been a sing-song beauty.

9.4

Brendan Baker

Struck match, lemon zest, fresh and bright ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Struck match, lemon zest, fresh and bright ⚡️⚡️⚡️

9.1

RustyR

Lemozest cream soda. Butter undertones light palate some oak. Very nice wine.

Lemozest cream soda. Butter undertones light palate some oak. Very nice wine.

8.9

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  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

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    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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