2008 Scott Pinot Noir Dijon Clone

Year: 2008
Appellation: Arroyo Seco
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 90
Wine Spirits Magazine: 90
Red Wine
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"($39) Bright ruby. Black raspberry and cherry on the nose, with suggestions of black pepper and dried rose adding complexity. Ripe but lively on the palate, which offers sweet red berry and cherry flavors and building vanilla and cola notes. Fruit-driven, open-knit and in the modern style, with alluring finishing sweetness and lingering florality." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
The clones from our Arroyo Seco vineyards tend towards a rich fruitiness - Clone 777 black and red cherries, hints of almond, violets and pepper; and Clone 115 - floral aromatics and bright acidity. These characteristics combined with the unique soil and climate of the region give us a layered and complex wine with intense aromas and fruit flavors including wild strawberry, dried herbs and lush vanilla with smooth tannins and a long finish.

Aged for 13 months in French oak.

Food Recommendation:
This fine balanced wine is extremely food-friendly and versatile. Pair it with your favorite recipes for salmon, tuna or any grilled meats - including beef, turkey, duck or chicken. Also wonderful with your favorite cheese plate with chevres or brie.

Winemaker's Notes:
Scott Family Pinot Noir is crafted from a blend of Dijon Clones grown on our estate in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. This cool region in California provides a longer growing season that contributes to the complexity of flavor and fruit intensity of our Pinot Noir.

GOLD MEDAL Grand Harvest Awards, March 2011

WINE OF THE WEEK Wineskinny.com, Feb. 11, 2011

90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine, February 2011

90 POINTS International Wine Cellar, January 2011

SILVER MEDAL Florida State Fair International Wine Competition, 2011 Jerry Mead’s 2011 New World Wine Competition

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2011 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - World Wine Championships - BTI (Beverage Testing Institute)