2017 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 2017 Claret is a sophisticated assemblage characterized by concentrated aromas of blackberry, elderberry and ripe plum with hints of fresh tarragon and tobacco. The dense flavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine unfold into a long, layered black-fruit finish. Drinking beautifully now, the 2017 is built for cellaring and will continue to develop over the next decade or more.