2006 Sonoma County Chardonnay

Scherrer Vineyard Chardonnay

Fred and Judi Scherrer introduced themselves to Candid wines in 2005 by pouring a glass of 1998 Alexander Valley Chardonnay. We knew they had a reputation for making elegant, old school Zinfandel, but seven year old Chardonnay from Alexander Valley? Well, it turns out that California Chardonnay, at least when it’s in the hands of […]

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Otis and Fred Walking through Vines

Calypso Vineyard

The Calypso Vineyard is where Fred sources most of his Russian River Syrah. The grower, and Fred’s friend, Otis meticulously picks all the fruit himself from his 2-acre vineyard near Iron Horse in Green Valley. The vineyard is divided into 19 blocks, each with its’ own dedicated irrigation lines. The trellis system Otis created maximizes solar collection […]

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2010 Dry Rose

Scherrer Dry Rosé

With the 2010 vintage Fred introduced a Syrah into his Pinot / Zinfandel blend for the first time and it takes the front seat. Here at Candid we are torn between anticipating the new vintage each year and relishing the development of the old. And by old, we mean very old by Rosé standards. As […]

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Ed Scherrer Gazing into his Vineyards

Ed Scherrer

Ed Scherrer is Fred’s father. He has been a grape grower since he returned from WWII at the Alexander Valley vineyards his family purchased in 1899. Ed, now in his mid-80s, still does much of the vineyard work himself. Most of his business is with larger wineries who blend his grapes into premium wines. Although Ed […]

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