Monday, January 11, 2010
Our new baby
Our first wine was blended today. I think we all did pretty well for first timers. We came up with this formula:
67% Sangiovese in a French Oak (#108) barrel from the Elerding Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills.
30% Cabernet Sauvignon In an American Oak (#111) From Smasne Vineyard in H.H.H.
3% Syrah (#104) from Kestrel Vineyards, H.H.H.
I love the picture of MaryAnn and all of us with our noses in the Cab barrels. The Cab had a coffee/tobacco smell that we couldn't get enough of.
I think we'll have to have a party next August when we can open our first bottles.
A BIG thank you to Jimee and Cindy who took all our photos to commemorate this event.
Another BIG thanks to Muscat Pat for the excellent job printing our labels.
John was a wonderful host and teacher and we can't wait to work with him again in the future.
Posted by GAYLE at 10:56 PM