About Scott Family Estate
Terroir Inspired Wines
Committed to Sustainability and the crafting of Fine Wines
Early pioneers of Monterey’s Arroyo Seco, the Zaninovich family used their decades-long experience of California farming to plant vineyards in this coastal region in 1970. They recognized the land as having great potential for growing quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the family experimented tirelessly until the right blend of rootstock and clonal selection yielded perfection.
Founded in 2008, Scott Family Estate was named for Raymond Scott, the maternal grandfather of Rutherford Wine Company General Manager Morgan Zaninovich. Morgan has many fond memories of visiting his grandfather at his home in Santa Cruz, until his passing in 2010, just after his 99th Birthday.
Warm days and cool nights with morning fog allow for slow, gentle, even ripening of grapes in Arroyo Seco. After careful experimentation, the family decided that the Dijon clones for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are best suited to the unique soils and climate of Arroyo Seco. These clones offer a wide range of fruit and styles. 100% Estate-grown and hand-harvested. Scott Family Estate wines are crafted for the discerning, varietal loyalists who enjoy incorporating wine into their daily life – paired with food, family, and friends.
“A buttery style, this bottling offers popcorn, sea salt caramel and vanilla cookies on the nose alongside tropical coconut, ripe peach and banana fruit, all judiciously presented. There’s an immediate sizzle of acidity to cut through the butter on the palate, where pan-fried apples, squeezed lemons and almonds make for an excellent California Chardonnay.” (2014 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay)
Chardonnay Arroyo Seco
The Tasting Panel
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