What do you use to make your wine?
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1. What do you use to make your wine?
Grapes from my own vines or fruit I grow.47
Grapes / fruit I purchase at a nearby vineyard / orchard.63
I buy juice from a winery.12
I use conentrate "kits".123
I use frozen concentrates from the supermarket.11
I use what ever I can find around the house.32
2010 Amador Gold Barbera
Last year this wine turn out very well. Blended 5 gallons with 1/2 gallon each of the Lanza Caberent and Iron Oaks Russian River Merlot. However, the early candy fruit barbera nose receded after about 6-8 months of aging replaced by deeper darker fruit. Not sure which I prefer yet.
- Crush – 100% Whole Berries
- Color Pro 2 - 4 mL
- Opti-Red or Booster Rouge 6 - 8 g
- Tannins 5 g
[*]Yeast: BRL-97[*]Oak: 35 Cubes Hungarian Medium Toast
Despite the loss of the tutti-fruitier aspects of the aroma from last year's barbera, I like this wine. I will probably again blend in some cabernet and/or merlot or perhaps some petite sirah for some additional structure/fruits.