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.

Served with salmon and also some cod. It was perfect with the salmon and even helped the pure white cod.

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.