Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pressing the 2011 Lodi, CA, "Super Cab" VSP Cabernet Sauvignon - Code CL11

As planned, today I pressed the 2011 Lodi, CA, "Super Cab" VSP Cabernet Sauvignon - Code CL11 (24.5 brix).  Three cases of grapes were fermented in two six gallon plastic buckets.  The resulting press juice filled much of one pail.  I covered that with plastic wrap (caution: NOT wax paper) to allow the gross lees to settle.


Separately, I racked these two juices, adding one-quarter tsp potassium metabisulfite and one ounce by weight (2.5 ounces by volume) of combined French and American oak chips:
Lodi Chardonnay - Code C11 (21 brix)
Lodi Viognier - Code V11 (22 brix)
I covered them in plastic pails with plastic wrap as well.

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