Category: Finished Wines

Record of a wine that has been finished and bottled.

2021 Chardonnay 1

2021 Chardonnay

November 2021 The screwy 2021 grape season and Patrick’s wedding messed up my grape plans — delivery was on his wedding day, and I was fairly certain he’d not be pleased if Eric &...

2021 Barbera 1

2021 Barbera

August 2021 I purchased a Finer Wine Kits (FWK) wine kit from Label Peelers to get a permanent 10% discount on the FWK, choosing a Barbera as I have nothing like it in the...

2020 Meritage Plus

2020 Meritage Plus

October 2020 I’m great at complicating things. My intention was to produce 2 wines this fall: 1st run Merlot-heavy Bordeaux blend that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot — and a...

2020 Meritage

2020 Meritage

October 2020 I’m great at complicating things. My intention was to produce 2 wines this fall: 1st run Merlot-heavy Bordeaux blend that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot — and a...

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! This...

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 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...

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

September 2020 In the summer 2020, Patrick asked me to make wine for his wedding reception, scheduled for October 2021. After a fair amount of thought, I made this one and a Chardonnay. Note:...