2015 Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir Dijon Clone

Year: 2015
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"At first, this is plump on the nose, with cherries and warm star anise. Aromas of dried plum skins, orange rind and bitter black tea then reveal layers of complexity. Light in body and energetic on the palate, it shows strong peppery spice against the tart red fruit, making for a very lively experience." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Vibrant aromas and silky flavors of cherry, strawberry, toasty vanilla, toffee and dried herbs. This 100% Pinot Noir is richly textured with balanced acidity, silky tannins and a smooth, lingering finish. Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir now or savor for the next ten years.

Arroyo Seco (“Dry Creek”), a sub-appellation of the Monterey AVA, enjoys a cool climate, producing an extended growing season (often 2 to 4 weeks longer than Napa Valley). This added hang time allows for greater fruit ripening and brighter acidity. The Estate’s vineyards, inland from Big Sur, have deep, gravelly soils, ideal for opulent Pinot Noir cultivation. This unique combination of soil and climate produces relatively small berries with intense, concentrated flavors.

The 2015 harvest season began on August 20th in Arroyo Seco, with Pinot Noir being some of the first grapes picked. The growing season started warm and dry during bud break, but temperatures then cooled down during bloom. Daytime highs increased during the summer season but the region maintained its familiar, cool evening temperatures. Overall, the 2015 growing season was unpredictable for winegrowers but very successful nonetheless. We are proud to present an Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir with bright acidity and delicate fruit flavors.

Pair our Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir with a hearty roast goose, mild bratwurst or a simple eggplant parmesan. Also, pair with your favorite cheese plate of chevres or brie.