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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 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. 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...

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...

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...

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...