2013 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 depth of body and color. Our 2013 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. A seductive nose of ripe raspberry and black cherry unfold into dark fruit ﬂavors, warm baking spices, and a long, luxurious ﬁnish.