Anybody make wine this year?

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  1. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    My partner and I fermented two tons of Syrah. It was a tough growing season from some vineyards with the heat wave in early September sending sugars soaring and then a rain. We snuck our grapes out just before the rain.
    We bottled last years Zinfandel to free up our barrels for the Syrah press.

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    One of our helpers "Venus Vinifera" running the press.
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    2017 Syrah aging safely in the barrels
     
  2. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Good stuff! The bottle you gave me a while back was pretty good.
     
  3. Bunkhouse

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    I know someone that will be looking for wine at the pheasant hunts next March. She was very complimentary about the wine she received last year.
     
  4. Spec

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    My supplier says no need to bottle up any you got a case coming your way!!! Hope it happens sure got short sheeted on the Halibut!!!!ROFLMAO!!!!
     
  5. California Flyway

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    That is some cold halibut smack.
    And yes a case of the good stuff coming Donna's way.
     
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    Still a lot of unharvested vineyards in my area (Carneros Region, Napa), mostly Cab grapes, but a some chardonnay still on the vine. My Son-In-Law is a chemist for Trinchero winery, they were not too concerned with the hot weather because overall in this area it was a cool summer, but they were sure sweating the rain, which luckily was very light in the area. I get my wine free or at cost, so I don't have to make it, but it really does look like a fun hobby. I have a buddy out in the Valley that every year bottles a dozen or so cases of his own label "Morningwood", because Morningwood is always good!
     
  7. Icastnblast

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    plenty of red grapes still hanging in the valley. even some select whites. Zins and merlot can be had at good prices.
     
  8. dsilsby

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    ya - about 40,000,000 democrats
     

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