Tagged: Merlot

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 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 Merlot #3 – 2nd Run

2019 Merlot #3 – 2nd Run

Since I combined the three second run batches (Malbec, Merlot, Zinfandel) into one, I created a new log to reduce tracking. Click here to navigate to the consolidated log.

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,...

2019 Merlot #1

2019 Merlot #1

May 2019 – My niece asked me to make her a merlot kit. American Brewmaster had an R J Spagnols kit on clearance, $58 instead of $80. She decided she liked the price so...

2018 Black Raspberry / Merlot

2018 Black Raspberry / Merlot

July 2018 – My niece loves the “fun wines” I sometimes make. My last bottles from 2011 are now gone … I enjoy them, once in a while, so I don’t make them often....

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

January 2014 – I haven’t made a cabernet in years! For the most part, I haven’t drank cabernet in years – I moved away from it at least a decade ago, switching to merlot...

2002 Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

2002 Sangiovese / Cabernet / Merlot

September 2002 – I haven’t made any wine in several years. Other than a batch of mead that is about ready to drink, I just haven’t had any ambition to make wine. Part of...

1999 Merlot

1999 Merlot

December 2007 – I had absolutely no memory of making this wine until I found my notebook in 2007. This was the top-end WineArt kit at that time – I’m seriously surprised I don’t...