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2018 Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir - Arroyo Seco bottle shot
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Scott Family Estate

Pinot Noir

Arroyo Seco

2018

  • Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • Aging: 10 months in French and American oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
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A soft and decadent 100% Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of cherry, sage, ripe raspberries and earthy notes. Richly textured and medium-bodied with balanced acidity creating a smooth, lingering finish. Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir now or save for up to seven years.

Vineyard Notes

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 additional 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.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair our Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir with hearty and richly flavored dishes like paté, or a portabello burger.

Production Notes

2018 was a truly exceptional year for ripening grapes. Winter started out with very little rainfall, which made growers worry that it may be another year of drought. When March arrived, however, it brought along the much-needed rainfall that helped fill the root zone, water table and some reservoirs. The vines came out of winter dormancy and began the season with ample water and abundant sunshine.