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Review: 2017 Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco Dijon Clone

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Scott Family’s 2015 pinot noir was a bit of an outlier, beefy and aggressive. Two vintages later, this wine is exhibiting a much brighter and more iconic pinot noir profile, with bold cherry notes balanced by ample baking spices, particularly nutmeg and cinnamon, and a touch of almond. The finish is a bit drier and tannic than the front of the wine, though the cherry element remains a strong through-line. Very Russian River-like in its construction, and a very good value at this price level.

A- / $23 / rutherfordranch.com

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2017 Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco Dijon Clone

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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