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2016 Pinot Noir ~ Clone POM Reserve
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2016 Pinot Noir ~ Clone POM Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir ~ Clone POM Reserve
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview Vineyard
Harvest Date
Aug 28, 2016
pH
3.4
Aging
100% French oak, 18 months
Bottling Date
May 31, 2018
Alcohol %
14.0
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$75.00
 
SKU: 16SVIPP7RMONR12

Our Clone Series was created to highlight the different nuances that each Pinot Noir clone exhibits. What do we mean by “clone”? Grapevines in general, and Pinot Noir vines in particular, are genetically unstable and can mutate slightly over time. Each grape variety is actually made up of many subtypes, called clones. These clones can result in different flavors, intensity, color, etc. At Scheid Vineyards, we grow 20 different clones of Pinot Noir. Pommard is one of the Dijon clones and is known for earthy, fruit forward characteristics, as well as structure and density. A dramatic and vibrant wine, our Scheid Vineyards Clone POM has aromas of black cherries, cranberries and raspberries with notes of mocha and vanilla. It is a classic Pinot Noir, medium bodied with soft tannins, crisp acidity, and a lingering bright red fruit finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir ~ Clone POM Reserve
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview Vineyard
Harvest Date
Aug 28, 2016
pH
3.4
Aging
100% French oak, 18 months
Bottling Date
May 31, 2018
Alcohol %
14.0
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The Pommard clone is one of the oldest Pinot Noir clones planted in the U.S., where it was originally sourced from Chateau de Pommard in the early 1950’s. The fruit for our 2016 POM Clone Pinot Noir was sourced from our Riverview Vineyard. Located two miles southeast of Soledad and adjacent to the Pinnacles National Park, this 215-acre vineyard is nestled on a bench overlooking the Salinas River and is an ideal site for ultra-premium Pinot Noir. The bench location aids in creating excellent air flow and the southwestern exposure maximizes available sunlight and allows the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly.
Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked in the early morning hours at the peak of ripeness and destemmed into small fermentation bins. The juice was then fermented in small lots in open top fermenters and punched down daily at the height of fermentation to gently increase extraction of color and phenolic compounds. The must was drained, pressed to stainless steel tanks and, after settling the heavy solids, the juice was racked clean to barrels for secondary fermentation and storage. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration, to preserve the delicate notes and mouthfeel. After bottling, the wine was laid down for additional rest prior to release.
Cases Produced
311