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2019 Pinot Noir Clone 777 Reserve
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2019 Pinot Noir Clone 777 Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Pinot Noir ~ Clone 777 Reserve
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Nov 4, 2019
pH
3.8
Aging
100% French oak, 57% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Apr 4, 2021
Alcohol %
14.4
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Our Clone Series was created to highlight the 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 slightly over time. Each grape variety is made up of many subtypes, called clones. These clones can result in different flavors, intensity and color. At Scheid Vineyards, we grow 20 different clones of Pinot Noir. Clone 777 is one of the Dijon clones, so named because of the return address on the shipping container that held the original imported cuttings from Burgundy.

Our Clone Series 777 Pinot Noir is an intense wine that is also elegant and refined. Clone 777 is characterized by small berries, which results in a more intense color than many Pinot Noirs, and a good tannin structure suitable for aging. The 2019 vintage is dense and complex, with aromas of cherry and  raspberry, and notes of violets and mocha. Medium-bodied with a bright acidity, the rich red fruit shines as it leads into a lingering kiss-of-oak finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Pinot Noir ~ Clone 777 Reserve
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Nov 4, 2019
pH
3.8
Aging
100% French oak, 57% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Apr 4, 2021
Alcohol %
14.4
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
Our Riverview Vineyard is located two miles southeast of Soledad and adjacent to the Pinnacles National Park on a bench overlooking the Salinas River. The bench location aids in creating excellent air flow and the southwestern exposure maximizes available sunlight. Morning fog and afternoon winds from the Monterey Bay’s marine influence create a true Region I climate, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly. Riverview Vineyard is a premier vineyard site with ideal attributes for ultra-premium Pinot Noir.
Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked and destemmed into small open top fermenters. During fermentation, the cap was punched down three times a day at the height of fermentation to gently increase the extraction of color and phenolic compounds. After fermentation was finished, the must was drained and pressed to stainless steel tanks where the heavy solids were allowed to settle. The juice was then racked clean to 100% French oak cooperage for secondary fermentation and aging. After 18 months in the barrel, the wine was bottled then laid down for two years before release.
Cases Produced
111