Scheid Vineyards Estate White Sampler - 4 Pack

by Wootbot

The Kind Of Crazy That Doesn’t Use A Chainsaw

Genius. A scoop of hard work, a cup of just showing up, a dash of luck and a pinch of complete insanity. That’s what’s in the Scheid Vineyards White Sampler 4 Pack.

The team at Scheid Vineyards sent us a little bio about themselves, you know. It starts with their mission statement, a quote from John Ruskin: “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” Pretty cool, right? But they didn’t stop there.

We also got three paragraphs telling us alllll about John Ruskin’s life. How he wrote, loved, lost, fell to depression, went nuts, formed a Utopian community, and more. It was a marvelous tangent that had absolutely nothing to do with their bottles, and that’s how we’re sure of two things. The first, that Scheid Vineyards is full of brilliant lunatics just like us, and the second, that Scheid Vineyards will make sure every detail of this White Sampler 4-Pack is above and beyond what a delicious wine should require.

It’s quality they’re stressing, the quality that only comes from a manic obsession. You’ll taste it in the 2008 Gewürztraminer, lurking between the flavors of apple, mango, pineapple and a note of spice. You’ll taste it in the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, among the hints of melon, passion fruit, citrus and clean strawgrass. It’ll be in the 2008 Chardonnay, full flavored and smooth, with a highlight of butterscotch and toasty oak against aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and melon. And the 2008 Pinot Gris? Well, it’ll be there too, even if you call it a Pinto Grigio. “Po-ta-to, po-tah-to!” they told us, just before mentioning how the citrus and tropical fruit roll into the crisp lemon zest of the finish. Isn’t that charming? A wine that’s confident enough to not care what you think!

The Scheid Vineyards White Sampler 4-Pack might be born from madmen, but then again, so were symphonies, paintings, technology and the deeper ideas that make our species so grand. As you know from our own writing, we’re pretty comfortable with this specific brand of crazy. Maybe you will be too?

2008 Gewürztraminer

  • Vineyards: 100% Viento
  • Harvest Dates: September 24, 2008
  • Harvest Brix: 24.4°
  • Appellation: Monterey
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH:3.33
  • Residual Sugar: 0.7%
  • Cases Produced: 670
  • Bottling Date: February 9, 2009

This 2008 Gewürztraminer is a fragrant wine, with vibrant aromas of rose petal and lime jumping from the glass. Fresh, bright fruit flavors of apple, mango and pineapple and a lovely spice note make this a delicious wine to serve as an apéritif, but don’t miss out on serving it with spiced food or Thai cuisine. A perfect balance of just-a- hint-of-sweetness at 0.7% residual sugar and great acidity make this a terrific food match.

2008 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Harvest Date: August 29 & September 12, 2008
  • Vineyards: 57% Mesa del Rio, 43% San Lucas
  • Harvest Brix: 22.7° - 23.0°
  • Appellation: Monterey
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.37
  • Cases Produced: 756
  • Bottling Date: March 19, 2009

Scheid Vineyards craft their Sauv Blanc to showcase its sassiness and vivacity. A lively array of melon, passion fruit and citrus flavors glide across the palate. Clean strawgrass with a crisp acidity continue to define their bright and refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc. It is the kind of wine that goes well with everything from simple seafood to herbal-prepared white meat dishes to spicy and ethnic cuisines.

2008 Chardonnay

  • Harvest Date: September 17 - October 30, 2008
  • Vineyards: Riverview, Mesa del Rio, San Lucas, Viento, Baja Viento, Elm
  • Harvest Brix: 24.0° - 24.6°
  • Appellation: Monterey
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.51
  • Aging: 50% Stainless steel, 36% small oak barrels, 14% wooden upright tank
  • Cases Produced: 2,600
  • Bottling Date: July 21, 2009
Crisp yet smooth, rich yet refreshing, full-flavored yet elegant … for their Estate Grown Chardonnay, Scheid Vineyards strive each vintage to create the perfectly balanced antidote to big oaky chardonnays.  This 2008 Chardonnay has aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and melon that lead into a lively blend of tropical fruit and citrus flavors with hints of toasty oak and subtle butterscotch highlights. Supple yet firm, it is a medium-bodied wine that begins with a delightful crispness and finishes round and long.


2008 Pinot Gris

  • Harvest Date: November 17, 2008
  • Varietal Composition: 98% Pinot Gris, 2% Muscat Canelli
  • Vineyards: 98% Mesa del Rio, 2% San Lucas
  • Harvest Brix: 21.9°
  • Appellation: Monterey
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • pH: 3.34
  • Cases Produced: 333
  • Bottling Date: March 18, 2009

This 2008 Pinot Gris has vibrant fruit aromas of orange blossom, mango and peach that leap from the glass, a palette full of citrus and tropical fruit, and a crisp, lemon zest finish. Its refined texture and balanced acidity make it an ideal wine to pair with a variety of foods, such as ceviche, light pastas and cheeses, and it is equally delightful as an apéritif.


Rules and restrictions:

  • Wine sold by winery
  • You must be 21 or older to order
  • Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
  • If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
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  • We highly recommend you use a business address as your shipping address

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