2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Freedom Hill Willamette Valley (750ml)15 116 0 0
94 Points Vinous
Vivid straw-yellow. Incisive, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the assertively perfumed nose, along with hints of succulent flowers, oyster shell and buttered toast. Lush and creamy but focused as well, offering concentrated, mineral-driven pear, Meyer lemon and peach melba flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Turns firmer on the sharply detailed, impressively long finish, which repeats the citrus and mineral notes and leaves a honeysuckle flourish behind. 40% new oak. (Drink between 2022-2028) JR (9/2020)
Our 2018 Freedom Hill Chardonnay has delicate aromas of tangerine blossom, yellow peach, preserved lemon, and mirabelle plum layered with lemon thyme, wet stones, and yellow roses. The palate is a balance of density and elegance, with racy acidity and a long mineral finish.