Tasting notes: Odd Lot Pinot Noir
Odd Lot Pinot Noir. Lush aromas of black cherry and plum lead into flavours of bright red cherry and raspberry. With a hint of mocha and toasty oak. The palate is medium bodied and balanced with silky tannins and a lingering red fruit finish.
Odd Lot Pinot Noir is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy with BBQ’d pulled pork, roasted chicken, sausages or stuffed mushrooms.
Scheid Family Wines has farmed wine grapes in Monterey County, California since 1972. With 4,000 acres of sustainably-certified vineyards located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley. And a state-of-the-art winery. Scheid Family Wines is fully-integrated to bring high quality estate grown wines to the marketplace. The Scheid Family Wines portfolio includes Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Ryder Estate, Ranch 32, Metz Road, Odd Lot, VDR, Stokes’ Ghost and Sunny with a Chance of Flowers.
Firstly, at the winery, the fruit is carefully sorted them, destemmed, crushed and fermented at warm temperatures in stainless steel fermenters. Secondly, gentle punch downs are performed several times a day. Once dry, the must is pressed into stainless steel tanks for settling, then racked prior to ageing on both new and neutral French oak. The time on oak imparts nuanced notes of vanilla and toast.
The grapes for Odd Lot Pinot Noir 2017 were grown at sustainably farmed estate vineyards in California. Where the maritime influence from the Monterey Bay causes cool days and temperate nights. The name ‘Odd Lot’ refers to wines that haven’t yet found a home. And give winemakers the chance to break out of the staid and stuffy rules and traditions that have held sway over the wine world for slightly less than a million years. This decadent and bold, yet keenly priced Pinot Noir follows the successful launch into their domestic market of Scheid’s Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot blend.
Awards: Odd Lot Pinot Noir
Odd Lot Petite Sirah/Petit Verdot 2017 won Gold in the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. Sustainability is still high on consumer’s agendas and the wine represents exceptional value for Californian Pinot Noir. These factors, together with its quirky label, make us confident it will have mass appeal.” The launch of Odd Lot also coincides with a new North South Wines initiative to support those affected by the Californian fires. In response to the devastating fires than have been ravaging wide parts of California, North South Wines will donate 25% of all net profits from all USA wines sold between 1st October – 31st December 2020.