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2014 Odd Lot White
Tasting Notes

2014 Odd Lot White

Several vintages ago, a member of our team (who shall remain nameless) dubbed our Odd Lot White as the “Hot Tub Wine”. His reasoning? It’s gorgeous, luscious, decadent, and playful. Furthermore, it is comprised of seven stunning, shapely varietals and is, in a word, delectable. Knowing this person-who-shall-remain-nameless as well as we do, we laughed, because certainly, this was his fantasy version of what a hot tub should be like. But who are we to kill the dreams of young men? And so we present to you: The Scheid Vineyards Hot Tub Wine, aka Odd Lot White, a no-holds-barred, put the winemaking team in a room and come up with the best white blend that you could drink all night, wine. Aromas of stone fruit, green apple and citrus lead into a lively blend of tropical fruit flavors. A soft, round mouthfeel is complemented by a crisp acidity and fresh fruit finish. Whether you’re in a hot tub or on a La-Z-Boy, go ahead, drink it all night! 

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Our 2014 Odd Lot White is comprised of seven varietals from three of our estate vineyards. About 50% of the blend originates from our San Lucas Vineyard, a site characterized by cool mornings unfolding into plenty of afternoon sunshine, allowing plenty of hang-time for achieving maximum fruit flavors. The balance of the blend was sourced from our cool-climate vineyards around Greenfield. These sites are prized for the maritime influence that brings complexity and concentrated fruit to the mix, as well as excellent structure and acidity. The 2014 growing season was the third straight vintage of near-perfect conditions – mild temperatures throughout the spring, a warm but not overly hot summer, and sunny conditions that held until the last grape was picked. On the heels of excellent vintages in 2012 and 2013, it exceeded our expectations in every way
Each of the varietals for Odd Lot White was gently whole-cluster pressed upon arrival at the winery and fermented in separate lots. The cool thing about this blend is that it was created from finished wines rather than pre-written protocols. In winemaking parlance, odd lots are those lots of wine that haven’t quite found a home. In the case of our Odd Lot White, the winemaking team poaches their favorite whites and brings them to the table to see if they fit the blend. We allow them to get away with this. Since the winemaking is based on each specific varietal and the emphasis is on each component reaching its individual potential, Odd Lot is totally flavor-driven, not varietal-driven. The goal is to create a complex blend that highlights the best traits of each to achieve a harmonious whole.
Varietal Composition
19% Chardonnay, 17.9% Roussanne, 16.6% Grenache Blanc, 16.5% Muscat Canelli, 12.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 9.5% Riesling, 8% Gewurztraminer
San Lucas, Viento, Mesa del Rio
Harvest Date
October 10 – 29, 2014
Harvest Brix
Average of 22.8°
Alcohol %
100% stainless steel
Cases Produced
Bottling Date
June 5, 2015