The 2021 harvest in Monterey County was condensed following a long, cool growing season. The extended cool conditions and lack of hot summer days resulted in high acids and low sugars. The season’s long hang times resulted in refined development, as well as wines with great depth and exceptionally concentrated fruit flavors and density
Scott Family Estate
- Appellation: Arroyo Seco
- Aging: Stainless Steel and French Oak,
- Alcohol: 14.5%
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 premium Chardonnay cultivation. This unique combination of soil and climate produces relatively small berries with intense, concentrated
Food Pairing Notes
We recommend pairing this wine with chilled corn & pistachio soup and your favorite crab cakes. Also delicious with soft cheeses such as a triple-crème served with apples.