Scott Family Estate Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2011, Arroyo Seco, Monterey

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$28.95 (99051)

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August 30, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a pleasant, well-balanced, fresh, judiciously oaked chardonnay from Monterey. Acids are slightly hard and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

I'm not sure whether it’s a good idea to start naming clones on the label, but it did attract my attention. Dijon is...

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Community Reviews (2)

The Wine Sisters
The Wine Sisters

“Dijon Clone” refers to the type of vine used here-a clone that's found in Burgundy. This is aromatic with fresh pineapple and Meyer lemon, which follows through on the palate. Oak is definitely present but well integrated, a well balanced chard with great acidity to give it a fresh lift.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: A pleasant wine featuring lightly toasted oak, green apple, lemon meringue and butterscotch on the finish. Medium+ body, with good acidity and medium length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with rotisserie chicken.

Tasted: 8 Jan 13

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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