Monday, April 27, 2009

Another month has flown by. I have been busy with wine stuff, but so many other things that getting to the blogging definitely didn't get the time.

The spring wines are coming along well. The Strawberry is in the clearing stage and is trending to be the best yet. The CDP and Pinot Noir are both coming along nicely and will need some more time before they will be ready for the bottle. The Pinot Grigio is ready to be stabilized and is going to plan, but I don't have a good read on the taste yet. The Black Currant desert wine is stabilizing now and will take some sweetening to balance the high, and unintended, alcohol content.

I bottle the first Amarone from last year this weekend. With a few months of age any bottle shock should fade and it should be drinking well from there. The other reds are still aging, but should head into the bottle in the next few weeks.

The white blends (Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Niagra in two combinations) have both been bottled and are already being enjoyed. Slightly sweet with good aroma and flavor I certainly am glad I exercised patience with them, they are better than expected.

Well, I'm off to take a walk with the dog and then back to business with a few of the wines needing attention this week.