Odd Lot Red is the fun friend you want to take to any party. It’s approachable, versatile and fits in anywhere, from white tablecloths to picnics in the park. Our philosophy with Odd Lot is simple: make a delectable, lip-smacking red blend. Period. No rules that it has to be Bordeaux-based or Rhône-based or follow the formula that won us a slew of gold medals and accolades on the last vintage. In fact, every lot available in the winery is up for grabs! Winemakers and interns gather with beakers and pipettes and no shortage of opinions as to what will enhance our Odd Lot and really bring it home. The 2019 vintage is packed with aromas of blackberry, cherry, plum, cranberry and notes of mocha. The medium-bodied palate is soft and round with notes of bright black fruit that lead into a smooth, long finish.
Twelve varieties from our estate vineyards is quite the blend of grapes. The majority of the blend for our 2019 Odd Lot came from our Hames Valley and San Lucas Vineyards, where ideal conditions exist for growing intense, flavor-packed reds. The long, warm days allow concentrated fruit flavors to develop, while the dramatic nighttime cooling preserves the balance of the fruit and maintains acidity.
22% Pinot Noir, 17% Primitivo, 11% Petite Sirah, 9% Mourvedre, 9% Sangiovese, 8% Charbono, 7% Syrah, 4% Muscat Canelli, 4% Grenache, 4% Barbera, 4% Pinot Meunier, 1% Carignane
Each component of Odd Lot Red is handled separately and has its own specific winemaking protocol. The grapes were fermented in small lots in open-top fermenters and aged in oak barrels for 16 months before bottling. Integrating twelve varietals deviates from the ordinary, usual and expected, which just happens to be the reason we call it “Odd Lot.”