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Oak Trials: Into the Bottle

It is finally time to bottle the oak trials today!ย  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.ย  The chardonnays all cleared out really nicely, which is great so I can bottle directly from the individual jugs — […]

Tasting Fined Petite Sirah

It’s time to rack the Petite Sirah off of the egg white fining lees and see how it tastes! The wine is very clear, and there was not a lot of lees on the bottom. Tasting the fined wine side-by-side with the unfined wine, I definitely prefer fined wine. It did smooth out taste without […]