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2010 Syrah Bottled

2010 Syrah
Just bottled, so we recommend a few months bed rest before opening. The extend time in French oak and on the lees has resulted in a rich, creaminess that compliments the solid berry and rather high (15.8%) alcohol wine. Another excellent date wine.

30 Cases

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2010 Crush – Syrah

Easiest crush yet.


ºB: 25.5
pH: 3.88
ºF: 56

Juice tastes great. Wonderful kid and parent help.

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Racked 2009 Syrah

Due to sloth and some personal issues over the last few months I didn’t get around to racking the Syrah until two days ago. It was keeping me awake at nights, so I sucked it up and did it. It went well with only a little spillage and ended up with a barrel plus a half keg and one can and a half = about 76 gallons. And it is tasting wonderful.

I sent out a sample only to find that, due to above issues, my credit card with the lab had expired and they wouldn’t run the test until I updated it. So I did this morning and am looking forward to posting the results later today.

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Wine Impressions — Mountain Grapes, Part I: Howell Mountain

(Originally published in the online literary magazine, CappyG)

Mountains define a valley. I had been to Napa valley many times; I even proposed marriage there; but I never ventured far from the valley floor. And eventually, for me, the valley had become an unpleasant, crowded, tourist Mecca: gridlock traffic, expensive tasting fees, and buses—more cheese than wine. So for years I had been venturing further up into Sonoma and Mendocino, searching for that old wine-country feel.

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2009 Syrah Fermentation Chart [DRY!]

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Crushing Syrah 10/4/09

We will be crushing Syrah this Sunday, October 4. Hopefully around noon or 1:00. I will tweet/post from the road Sunday with a better time estimate. Come on by for wine and wet fun. Kids get to foot stomp!

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Cleared out malware

I think I found the malicious code and removed it from two postings. Hooray!

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2009 Syrah?

I think so. Can’t count on the PMR Pinot. What do y’all think?

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Damn Hackers

Sorry for the malware warning, if you see this then it has been taken care of.

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