2019 Pinot Noir Clone Calera
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 actually 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. The Calera clone is characterized by small berries and generally low yields per acre which results in a more intense color than many Pinot Noirs, and good tannin structure suitable for aging. This single-clone bottling is an elegant and refined wine that displays a dark hue, elegant bouquet, plush texture, and persistent fruit finish.