The 2006 Scott Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir Dijon Clone scored 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It has 13.5% alcohol, cost under $25, and reflected the Monterey area well.
Rich cherry and herbs on the nose. Balanced acids and a long aftertaste in the mouth. It’s all their wine; grown, produced and bottled. The nose is French.
The wine was not loaded with excessive alcohol, nor over-wooded. It was perfect at 14 years old and seems to be near its perfect peak. In a warmer or lighted-cellar, it may have lost more of its power. In Vino Veritas.