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2017 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay bottle shot
Scott Family Estate
Arroyo Seco



  • Appellation: Arroyo Seco
  • Aging: Stainless Steel and French Oak,
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
Olive Branch
We saw another dry spell during the 2015-2016 winter. The harvest started off early due to the low rain fall and the warm Spring and Summer. In 2016 the fruit ripening was nearly perfect throughout the entire season which allowed for full flavor development over long and even growing season. The wines Chardonnays exhibited classic tropical and tree fruit character with hints of citrus.

Vineyard Notes

(“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 premium Chardonnay
cultivation. This unique combination of soil and
climate produces relatively small berries with intense,
concentrated flavors. 2016 proved to be one of the
warmest harvests for the traditionally cool Monterey
AVA. A warm, dry spring season initiated an early bud
break and flowering on the vines. However, a windy and
temperate summer climate allowed for great preservation
of our Chardonnay’s bright acidity.

Food Pairing Notes

Versatile and food friendly, enjoy this Chardonnay with a delicious pasta carbonara, roast chicken or cheese plate.