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2017 Walter Scott Cuvee Ruth Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8072320 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8103432 1 $35 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Powerful, mineral-accented red and dark berry aromas are complemented by mocha, allspice and potpourri nuances. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering plush black raspberry, cherry and candied rose flavors underscored by an energizing mineral quality. Shows very good energy and floral lift on the pliant finish, framed by smooth, even tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

Strawberry and cherry fruit, wrapped in sweet spices...lovely streak of cherry tobacco informs the finish.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.