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Walter Scott Wines

Walter Scott Wines

Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon might be newly married and just starting a winery, but they bring a combined 30+ years of experience in winemaking, wine sales, and restaurant wine programs to the game. Ken has a deep knowledge of the wines of Burgundy and has worked for or sold many of the most significant brands in Oregon. Erica is a respected Sommelier and Wine Educator with credentials from top rated Oregon restaurants.

When you combine one of Oregon's most respected wine salesmen with one of our best Sommeliers, you have the makings of a breakout winery. Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon are those two people, and now that they've settled into their own winery, their time is now.

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Walter Scott Wines Dumb Ox Pinot noir 2012

After re-tasting the line up Friday, a tie for our favorite Walter Scott Pinot (even with Temperance Hill). Dumb Ox shows ...


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Walter Scott Wines Chardonnay Cuvee Anne 2012

My personal favorite of the two Chardonnays pours forth with lemons and pears, on a frame that has both great weight and d...


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Walter Scott Wines Clos Des Oiseaux Pinot noir 2012

The most forward and fruity of the new 2012 Walter Scott Pinots is rich and deep, with an almost cassis-like intensity ble...


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Walter Scott Cuvee Ruth Pinot noir 2012

So attractive, from start to finish. Cola spice, black raspberry and cherry, a pinch of licorice. Superb concentration and...


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Walter Scott Wines Freedom Hill Pinot noir 2012

Darker and a touch mysterious, heaping buckets of dark cherries and a flash of blood orange and sweet cinnamon. Finishes w...


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Walter Scott Wines Temperance Hill Pinot noir 2012

Distinct and fricking gorgeous. Our unanimous favorite of the line-up. Equal parts supple, concentrated, balanced, itís da...


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Walter Scott Wines Pinot Blanc 2012

Floral notes of apple blossoms and orange blossoms. Ripe fruit flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and a hint of apple with a w...


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Walter Scott Wines La Combe Verte Pinot noir 2013

Brand new release September 2014.

2012 vintage tasting notes: An enchanting, wild vibrancy of dark cherries courses th...


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Walter Scott Wines Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2013

Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon's Walter Scott label is about as bright as it gets. They're already sold out of 2012 wines -...


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Walter Scott Wines Deux Blancs 2011

This summer blend has bright citrus notes and fresh, vibrant acidity. Floral aromatics and a slight savory, herbal quality...


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Walter Scott Wines Bacocho Pinot noir 2011

I have an Avalon exclusive for you, made from one barrel of Walter Scott's best Pinot noir. This is Ken ...


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Walter Scott Wines Bishop Creek Pinot noir 09

Ken Pahlow's single vineyard Pinot noir from 21 year old Pommard vines, aged in Cadus and Taransaud barrels. 46 cases w...


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More About Walter Scott Wines

Walter Scott Wines' Ken and Erica

Walter Scott Wines is named for two significant people in Ken's life, his grandfather Walter and nephew Scott. The winery was founded in 2008 with a first small production of 60 cases (2 barrels) made at Patricia Green Cellars. Ken and Erica's first commercial vintage, an impressive 650 cases, was made the following year. They continued to make their wine at Patty's winery through 2011.

In 2011 Ken and Erica welcomed Andy and Sue Steinman as partners in their winery, and took the next step: they leased their new winery facility, located on property owned by Bethel Heights Vineyard. 2012 was their first vintage in the new space.

Today Ken and Erica have a conveyor belt, a Bobcat, a destemmer, a press, a pile of barrels, and all the associated tubes and equipment you need for making wine. Not to mention a barrel room full of their 2011 and 2012 wines. Ken and Erica are all in, totally invested in their dream.

The People

Ken Pahlow's knowledge of Burgundy was nurtured during his ten years representing French wines at one of Oregon's top Burgundy distributors. He was Oregon Sales Manager for Evening Land Vineyards in 2009, working with owner and Burgundy expert Mark Tarlov and star winemakers Isabelle Meunier and Dominique Lafon. Before that, he was at St. Innocent for 14 years where he worked in marketing, sales, and in the vineyard and winery making wine. Today, Ken still has a "day job" with an Oregon wine distributor.

While working full time selling wine for the last fourteen years, Ken also worked during harvest assisting in all aspects of winemaking at St. Innocent and Patricia Green Cellars. In 2009, he not only worked with the Patty Green team during harvest but also made his first commercial vintage of Walter Scott Wines.

Erica's early experience took her to both sides of the Willamette Valley from the top of Mt. Hood at Timberline Lodge's Cascade Dining Room to the heart of Oregon's wine country at The Ponzi Family's Dundee Bistro where she managed the wine programs and dining room. She is currently Wine Director for the Bruce Carey Restaurants and The Heathman Restaurant. She is also a member and instructor for the International Sommelier Guild, where she shares her passion and excitement about wine with her students.

Both Ken and Erica are deeply involved in the North Willamette Valley's wine industry, volunteering for the International Pinot noir Celebration and the Oregon wine industry's biggest charitable event, the Salud Wine Auction.

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