Sunday, September 28, 2008

2008 Fresh Grapes Arrive

The 2008 fresh grapes have arrived for Chez Ray merlot, cabernet sauvignon and old-vine zinfandel. Cab and merlot are from Lanza Vineyards in Suisun Valley appellation in the North Coast, CA; and the zinfandel is from the Clements Hills sub-appelation of Lodi, CA.

Plan is to ferment these warm with RC-212 yeast (with appropriate yeast inoculation and yeast food dosing); press half the batch at end of ferment; leave the other half for long maceration.


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