2016 Claret Reserve
Although we love all the wines we craft, we hold a special place in our hearts for the Scheid Reserve Claret. 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 2016 Claret is a sophisticated assemblage characterized by concentrated aromas of blackberry, blueberry and elderberry with hints of fresh herbs and notes of cedar, vanilla and toasted oak. The dense flavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine unfold into a long, layered, black-fruit finish. Drinking beautifully now, the 2016 is built for cellaring and will continue to develop over the next decade or more.