Category: Finished Wines

Record of a wine that has been finished and bottled.

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 Second Run

2019 Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel Second 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...

2019 Zinfandel

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...

2019 Merlot #3

2019 Merlot #3

October 2019 – This is my 3rd batch of Merlot this year. The first two were kits, this is fresh grapes from Suisun Valley, CA. The group I purchased grapes with unloaded 10,000 lbs...

2019 Malbec

2019 Malbec

October 2019 – I purchased 180 lbs of Malbec from Lanza Vineyards, Suisun Valley CA. This is the first fresh grapes I’ve done in 20 years, and the first time for west coast grapes....

2019 Vieux Chateau du Roi

2019 Vieux Chateau du Roi

May 2019 – I stopped in American Brewmaster yesterday to purchase oak cubes, as I decided to add a bit more oak to the merlot I started last week. An R J Spagnols kit...

2019 Merlot #2

2019 Merlot #2

May 2019 – My niece asked me to make her a Merlot kit — we decided on a R J Spagnols kit (see 2019 Merlot #1) that was on clearance. At the same time,...