Tagged: Merlot

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...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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,...