2017 Pinot Noir Clone 115
Our Clone Series was created to highlight the different nuances that each Pinot Noir clone presents. What do we mean by “clone”? Grapevines in general, and Pinot Noir vines in particular, are genetically unstable and can mutate 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. Clone 115 is one of the Dijon clones and we prize it for the exotic red fruit and heady aromas it exhibits. This single clone, single vineyard bottling is a true reflection of the terroir of our Viento Vineyard and the exquisite Dijon clone 115. Elegant rich aromas of cherry, cranberry and hibiscus are followed by subtle pomegranate and all spice notes. The palate has a lingering tart red fruit finish with soft tannins that enhance this medium-bodied wine.