July 20, 2013 Rose
July 31, 2013 Rose
Racked the Rose into a five gallon bottle. Added 1/4 tsp of metabisulfite.
July 31, 2013
Cabernet Franc 45 kilos, Merlot 5 kilos, and Cabernet Sauvignon 85 kilos were mixed. About seventeen gallons of grapes.
The Syrah was set to ferment by itself in a small container. 41 kilos. About eight gallons of grapes.
August 7, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Some of these grapes were mixed with the Hecho a Mano blend. Some were mixed with the Jardin Botanico Cabernet Sauvignon, and most were added to Ernesto's blend of Cab Franc and Cab Sauv.
August 8, 2013
The Syrah is ready to press. It has been pressed . . ..
August 13, 2013
The Cabernet Sauvignon/Cab Franc blend had fermented to 1 Brix. Stanley started a malo- lactic fermentation and we pressed the grapes. Yield: Just less than 33 gallons. It is in a 30 gallon barrel and a 3 gallon glass carboy.
August 15, 2013
Ernesto returned the carboy of Rose. It has been in the refrigerator since pressing. Warmed up, it has started to ferment again.