The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Bringing the Syrah Home

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Paul pressed out the syrah this week, and then racked the juice off of the gross lees into carboys to start the MLF.  It looks like we only got about 10 gallons of juice, and he also kept a bucket of “sludge” that looked like it might settle out and yield a little more volume.  Since we’re expecting our merlot grapes from Sonoma county this week, and petite sirah after that, we figured it would be easier for me to bring the little carboys home to deal with them there.  Now the shower is really packed!

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