2012 Claret Reserve
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. Blending noble Bordeaux varieties, Dave has total freedom to choose the best of the best, inﬂuenced only by the unique characteristics of the vintage. Our 2012 Claret is a sophisticated assemblage characterized by concentrated aromas of blackberries and rich ﬂavors of black currants with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate and bacon smoke. The dense ﬂavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine integrate perfectly for a long, layered ﬁnish. Drinking beautifully now, the 2012 is built for cellaring and will continue to develop over the next decade or more.