Tagged: fresh grapes

Wine 2020 – Update #01

Wine 2020 – Update #01

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 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. Ingredients Grape 36#...

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. Some or all of it will get blended into the other wines for the Bordeaux style...

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

I participate on Wine Making Talk, a wine maker’s forum. My time is mixed between general discussions and helping others — especially newbies — with the wine making process, problems, and general advice. For...

Fall 2020 Wine Making Plans

Fall 2020 Wine Making Plans

I made 3 different wines from fresh grapes last year (2019) — Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel. I purchased five 36 lb lugs of each, a total of 15 lugs (540 lbs of grapes). If...