Review: 2019 Scheid Family Wines VDR

Review: 2019 Scheid Family Wines VDR

This is our second vintage of VDR — Very Dark Red — to review, the first being 2018’s release of this Monterey County blend, predominantly petite sirah and petit verdot — designed to give this an intensity of color that merits its name.

To that end, VDR gets things right, its bold notes of extracted raisins, gingerbread, and ample cloves giving the wine an almost mulled wine character that pairs quite appropriately with its dense, opaque hue. There’s not much more to it than that, however, an intense, brown sugar sweetness washing over the experience, giving it an (unabashed) jammy quality with touches of chocolate fondant on the finish. It’s not unapproachable, but sweet tooths may find this more loveable.

B / $25 /

2019 Scheid Family Wines VDR




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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