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2010 Claret Reserve 1.5L Magnum
Although we love all the wines we craft, we hold a special place in our hearts for the Scheid Claret Reserve. Our Bordeaux blend receives an inordinate amount of attention, from the specially selected vineyard rows to the careful sorting of the hand-harvested fruit to the ﬁnest oak barrels. It is an opportunity for Winemaker Dave Nagengast to use the tools of a vintage to craft a full-bodied, richly ﬂavored wine that is integrated in perfect harmony. Using the classic Bordeaux varietals, Dave has total freedom to choose and blend only the best of the best, inﬂuenced only by the unique characteristics of the vintage. Our 2010 Claret is characterized by concentrated aromas of blackberries and black currants with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate and bacon smoke. The dense ﬂavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine integrate beautifully for a long, layered ﬁnish. Drinking beautifully now, the 2010 is built for cellaring and will continue to develop over the next decade or more. Our limited production Claret magnums are particularly prized for this reason, as wines bottled in larger sizes age more slowly and gracefully than standard-sized bottles. Most importantly, magnums are oh-so-great for sharing and entertaining—we suggest you enjoy with family and friends!