2017 Pinot Noir
More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir expresses the nuances of site, growing conditions and clonal selection. At Scheid, we grow 20 different Pinot Noir clones on six different vineyards, all located within the cool climate area of Soledad and Greenfield. 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, therefore, is made up of many subtypes, called clones. These clones can result in different flavors, intensity, color, etc. Crafting multiple small lots of Pinot Noir wine each vintage allows us to choose the most distinctive barrels and showcase them in our Estate Grown Pinot Noir. Our 2017 just might be one of the most expressive and inviting Estate Pinot Noirs we have ever produced. Everything about this wine screams cold-climate vineyards. The nose is a bouquet of vivid fruit aromas, balanced with delicate rose notes. Flavor highlights include raspberries, spice and subtle oak throughout the lingering finish.