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2012 Pinot Noir ~ Santa Lucia Highlands
More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir is an expression of terroir. Terroir is a word bandied about in the wine world meaning the unique characteristics of a particular locale – essentially the taste of the place. And no other varietal reflects its sense of place more than the temperamental Pinot Noir grape. At Scheid Vineyards, we craft up to seven different bottled Pinots per vintage and our Pinot portfolio wouldn’t be complete without an SLH offering. Pinots from Santa Lucia Highlands lean towards a darker and denser style than their Burgundian cousins. They tend to have a little bit of tannin, a lot of dark fruit, and great leather and smoke on the nose. Our 2012 SLH is an elegant wine crafted from exceptional fruit. A complex blend of Pinot Noir clones 777, Pommard and Calera, it epitomizes the voluptuous side of Pinot Noir. Aromas of cherry and brown sugar unfold into dark fruit flavors, a silky texture, and a long, layered finish.