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2011 Claret Reserve 1.5L Etched 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 five noble Bordeaux varieties, Dave has total freedom to choose and blend the best of the best, influenced only by the unique characteristics of the vintage. Our 2011 Claret is a sophisticated assemblage characterized by concentrated flavors of black currants and ripe plums with notes of leather and cedar. The denseflavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine integrate perfectly for a long, layered finish. Drinking beautifully now, the 2011 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. Each vintage, we design and etch one-of-a-kind artwork for this collectable release. Most importantly, magnums are oh-so-great for sharing and entertaining—we suggest you enjoy with family and friends!