Category: Finished Wines

Record of a wine that has been finished and bottled.

2020 Red Blend, 2nd Run

2020 Red Blend, 2nd Run

October 2020 – Last year’s second run wine is wildly successful, so I’m (of course) doing it again. Making a second run extends my results by 50% AND the cost per bottle was $0.38!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

 September 2020 – A family member asked me to make wine for an event in the Fall 2021 … so I’m making this one and a Chardonnay. Note: This is the first time I’m...

2020 Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay

 September 2020 – A family member asked me to make wine for an event in the Fall 2021 … so I’m making this one and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Note: This is the first time...

2020 Pinot Noir

2020 Pinot Noir

April 2020 – My niece asked me to make her — yet — another wine. She expressed an interest in Pinot Noir, and last time I was in American  Brewmaster, they had one on...

2019 Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel, 2nd Run

2019 Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel, 2nd Run

October 2019 – I purchased 180 lbs each of Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Before the grapes arrived I decided I would do a second run from the pomace of each. The original intention was...