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Oak Trials: Into the Bottle

It is finally time to bottle the oak trials today!  I am also bottling the 2009 Petite Sirah that I did egg white fining on, so I can compare it to the unfined wine side-by-side.  The chardonnays all cleared out really nicely, which is great so I can bottle directly from the individual jugs — […]

Shuffling Petite Sirah

I wanted to try some egg white fining on the 2009 Petite Sirah.  We tasted it recently and decided it was good without any fining, but I’ve had a previous vintage with fining and really liked the results.  So, I decided to go for it. We have a 30 gallon barrel plus one 6 gallon […]