The SOMM Journal

April / May 2018

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{ } 61 F or the 2017 vintage, Scheid Family Wines Director of Winemaking Dave Nagengast is going to great lengths to achieve a true sense of terroir through a vineyard coup d'état. At Riverview Vineyard—one of Scheid Family Wines' estate vineyards in the north end of Monterey County—Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have already proven they're wor - thy of greatness for the Metz Road label. Situated two miles southeast of Soledad on a bench overlooking the Salinas River, the 338-acre vineyard lies east of the Santa Lucia Highlands. But unlike sites in the SLH, the Riverview property is fully exposed to the fog and wind that develops almost daily in this valley. The grapes hang longer in the season under these conditions, with harvest occurring as late as October. by Meridith May PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCHEID FAMILY WINES Riverview Vineyard rests on a southwest-facing granitic alluvial fan originating from the Gavilan Mountain Range. It is unprotected from the fog and wind that develops almost daily in the valley.

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