2019 Pinot Noir ~ Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve
More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir is an expression of terroir. Terroir is a word bandied about in the wine world, meaning the unique characteristics of a particular locale – essentially, the taste of place. And no other varietal reflects its sense of place more than the temperamental Pinot Noir grape. At Scheid Vineyards, we craft up to seven different bottled Pinots per vintage, and our Pinot portfolio wouldn’t be complete without an SLH offering.
Pinots from Santa Lucia Highlands lean towards a darker and denser style than their Burgundian cousins. They tend to have a little bit of tannin, a lot of dark fruit, and great leather and smoke on the nose. Our 2019 delivers mass quantities of cherry, cranberry, and currant, with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Smooth, sleek and velvety, this wine captures the inimitable personality of this great vineyard site.