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WINE REVIEW: Scheid Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Grown, Monterey, CA ($22)

by Andrew Chalk

A light straw color and citric nose are the lead into this well-balanced wine. Made with no oak exposure, the pure fruit flavors come through. The medium-plus acid keeps the wine lively in the mouth.

Scheid Family Wines may be a new name now but they are likely to become better known over the next few years.

As the winery recounts...

“With a California Green Medal Environment award to their name, Scheid Family Wines’ special attention to preserving our home is revealed in their full portfolio, including these brands and their new releases; District 7 2019 Chardonnay (SRP $18), Ryder Estate 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé (SRP $15) and their namesake Scheid Vineyards with the 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $22).

Stemming from a belief that the best wines come from healthy vines, the Scheid family has been a good steward of the land since the company was founded in 1972. Embracing low impact farming methods, including composting 100 percent of the winery’s grape pomace, stems and seeds in their vineyards and recycling 100 percent of the winery wastewater, Scheid Family Wines offers certified sustainable, high-quality wines to tables across the country.

In addition to these earth-friendly practices, the certified sustainable, state-of-the-art winery is powered by 100% renewable wind energy that harnesses the power of the Salinas Valley’s winds through an on-site 400-foot tall 1.85-megawatt wind turbine. Producing 4.65 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, the turbine offsets over 3,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. The amount of renewable power produced is also equivalent to taking over 700 cars off the road every year.

Taken one step further… fully demonstrating their dedication to lessening their impact on the landscape, Scheid Family Wines is currently farming 1500 acres of their estate vineyards organically and has set a path forward to use 100% organic farming methods on all their estate vineyards by 2025.”




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