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. Food Recommendations: Pair our Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir with hearty and richly flavored dishes like Beef Bourguignon, pan-seared Halibut with a rich and creamy sauce or roasted butternut squash and goat cheese pizza. Aromas & Flavors: A sweet sage and cherry bouquet with notes of toasted oak and dark roasted coffee, with subtle flavors of dried cherry, vanilla, berries and fresh rosemary. Crisp acidity is balanced with robust tannins for a mouth-filling texture and long, luxurious finish. This 100% Pinot Noir is richly textured with balanced acidity, silky tannins and a smooth, lingering finish.