Winemaker, J. McClelland Cellars
5th generation winemaker Paul Scotto is a U.C. Davis Viticulture and Management graduate with a broad range of wine experience. After selling vineyard and construction equipment in the U.S. and Asia, Paul joined his family's wine business, Scotto Cellars, in 2009. Paul has managed his family's production and sourced grapes across California's finest growing regions. In 2011, this vineyard sourcing led to a winery acquisition in the rolling hills in eastern Napa Valley, Steele Canyon Cellars. It became the home of 50 Harvests and J. McClelland Cellars, where Paul leads an accomplished team of winemakers in the production of small lots of Napa Valley wines, producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Petite Verdot.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelor's degree in Viticulture and Management from UC Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Balance, structure and varietal intensity makes for excellent wines.