2019 Zinfandel

October 2019 – This is Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi, CA. It should be interesting.

I could not identify the vineyard, but the shipping label reads “Linderella, The Perfect Fit”. The logo is a woman’s high heel shoe.

Ingredients

Grape 180# Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi, CA
Pectic Enzyme 60 drops liquid
Yeast 2 packages Red Star Premier Rouge
1 package Red Star Premier Rouge
Yeast Nutrient 2 tsp, initially
Fermentation Oak 8 oz American oak chips, heavy toast
Fermax 10 tsp
Sulfite
Fining Agent

Method

Crushed & destemmed the grapes, let rest. 10/19/2019
SG 1.110
Added pectic enzyme and fermentation oak. Rehydrated yeast with 2 tsp nutrient, then added.. 10/20/2019
SG 1.110
Added Fermax, punched cap down.Was not visibly fermenting the way the Merlot was, so added another package of rehydrated yeast.
Cap is punched down daily, will not check SG again until Friday.
10/21/2019
SG 1.110

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Bryan

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