The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Monthly archive: 01 2008

Cab Merlot 7-Month Tasting

Opened for cooking and decided to have a taste. Nose developing nicely, lots of strawberry and overripe fruit. This bottle has a slight fizz. Flavors getting richer, good plums and black cherry with hint of leather or earthiness. Not so sour. Not a depth of richness, though, but it is changing so much over the […]

Cab Merlot 3 Month Tasting

The fizziness seems to be gone. The wine is deep rub-red and very clear, although it was not filtered. Still a little weird soapy odor on the nose; underlying that is rich fruits. Still a little sour, flavors of plums, blackberries, and a little strawberry or cherry is really developing and mellowing out. Definitely still […]