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Scheid Family Wines 2020 VDR (Very Dark Red, SRP $25).


Grilling is a quintessential American pastime, there are few things that sum up summer so

classically as the smell of something delicious coming from the backyard. As we segue into late summer and the days begin to get shorter, who doesn’t want to keep those warm summer evenings alive! We can’t think of a better way to do so by gathering around the grill and enjoying a mouthwatering steak brilliantly paired with a confident and rule-bending bottle of Scheid Family Wines’ 2020 VDR (Very Dark Red, SRP $25).

While complex rubs and marinades have their place, grilling the perfect steak requires only

high-quality meat, a little salt and pepper and a fabulous wine pairing, such as VDR. A

sumptuous and assertive sipper, VDR is an approachable red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,

Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah – the latter two grape varieties known for their extraordinarily saturated hues, concentrated flavors, and full-bodied profiles.

Proudly produced with 100 percent renewable wind energy as a result of the fierce afternoon

winds that blow in from the coast and down the famed Salinas Valley, Scheid Family Wines’

iconic 400 foot tall wind turbine is testament to their commitment to sustainability. VDR is

sourced predominantly from Scheid Family Wines’ sustainably farmed estate Hames Valley

Vineyard, located in the southernmost part of Monterey County. This unique pocket of

California’s Central Coast is well-suited to grapes like Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot that thrive in dry, warm, sunny climates. The result is perfectly ripe, concentrated fruit to craft a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, full-bodied red blend with depth and intensity.




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