Monthly Archive: October 2020

Wine 2020 – Update #02

Wine 2020 – Update #02

Wine 2020 is underway! Last Saturday my grapes arrived — as I intended I purchased 16 lugs weighing 36 lbs each, a total of 576 lbs of grapes. Red Wine My mixture is: 8...

2020 Merlot

2020 Merlot

October 2020 I’m making a Merlot-heavy Bordeaux style blend this year. As part of that I’m fermenting 2 batches of Merlot, one with American oak as a fermentation oak, and one with French oak....

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

October 2020 Along with grapes, we can order barrels of white juice — the catch is that it’s in 50 gallon barrels, so enough people have to be interested to buy the entire barrel....

2020 Vinifera Blend

2020 Vinifera Blend

October 2020 I’m making a Merlot-heavy Bordeaux style blend this year. The blend includes small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, which are all fermented together. I’m calling this the...

2020 Merlot 2

2020 Merlot 2

October 2020 – I’m making a Merlot-heavy Bordeaux style blend this year. As part of that I’m fermenting 2 batches of Merlot, one with American oak as a fermentation oak, and one with French...

2020 Merlot 1

2020 Merlot 1

October 2020 – I’m making a Merlot-heavy Bordeaux style blend this year. As part of that I’m fermenting 2 batches of Merlot, one with American oak as a fermentation oak, and one with French...

2020 Zinfandel

2020 Zinfandel

October 2020 I like last year’s Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi, CA, so I’m making it again. I intended to bottle most as a varietal, but changed plans. This wine is going into the...