Wine Description & Statistics
2011 Pinot Noir
2011 marks the twelth vintage of our Central Coast Pinot Noir. Winemaker Bruce McGuire has secured select vineyard lots at Scheid Vineyards up in Monterey County just for this bottling.
2011 brought one of the best crops of the decade for this bottling. Bruce has toured this section of vineyard and was pleased with the viticulture as well as the three Pinot Noir clones available: Pommard, Clone 115, and Clone 23.
This vintage is made up of one third part each of these clones. Clone 23 brings a subtle earthiness to the flavor palate, adding additional depth and structure. Berry flavors, smooth mouthfeel, and a firm acidity fill out the wine and enhance its enviable versatility.
Capitalizing on forward fruit and mid-weight structure, Bruce used older barrels for aging, thus preserving the bright and perfumed fruit character of the finished wine.
Winemaker's comments: Grapes are from the Arroyo Seco area of Monterey County. Small crop, 60% of normal, makes for good concentration and aromatic intensity.
Suggested retail: 17.00
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Sugar: 23.7-24.2 Brix
97% Scheid, Monterey County
3% Lafond Grenache
Total Acid: .65
Date Bottled: April 5,6, 2012
Production: 2,778 cases