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    Yeast for Mouvedre

    D80 seems to work pretty well for me
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    Help identifying this red grape. Cali, Sierra Nevada foothills

    Sorry another attempt at a pic , lol
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    Help identifying this red grape. Cali, Sierra Nevada foothills

    Although the leaves look a little different the grapes look similar to my Mourvèdre I grow in Coloma
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    Help identifying this red grape. Cali, Sierra Nevada foothills

    If you consider apple hill, placerville and Coloma the Sierra Nevada Foothills then there’s GSM everywhere .
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    Help identifying this red grape. Cali, Sierra Nevada foothills

    Lots of gsm in foothills . Mourvèdre ??
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    Help! What's wrong with my leaves?

    Then I’ll rephrase ... it didn’t work for my vines but the powder stuff worked like a charm ;)
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    Help! What's wrong with my leaves?

    Spray with sulfur right after winter pruning and starting at budbreak every 10 days or so till the weather is routinely above 90 degrees or grapes turn color . I had same problem initially and now vines , leaves , and grapes look terrific . Also use the sulfur powder you mix with water don’t...
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    Yellow Ring

    I want to bump this old thread ‘cause I’m having the same yellow rings appear in all 3 of my carboys . I’ve been aspirating it out but it just comes right back . Spritz with k meta and it just comes right back . I’m frustrated and hoping somebody can shed more light on this phenomena .
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    Yellowish colored ring at top of carboy

    It’s not bubbles it’s definitely a film of some kind . I took a long needle syringe and carefully removed most of it but a day later it’s back .
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    Yellowish colored ring at top of carboy

    Hi guys, I’ve done some searching around here and seems that people have experienced this phenomenon as well but can’t seem to find a clear answer . I have three carboys all different varietals and all have this same ring . Wine was pressed in late August , MLF sept/oct and racked about a...
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    Late season spraying

    Thanks for the replies everyone :). It sounds like I need to spray after harvest in the fall, and begin a spray program next year after pruning and before bud break . Since I have an active infection now do I need to spray an eradicant like stylet oil this fall or would sulfur be adequate ...
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    Late season spraying

    Hello everybody I'm a long time reader, first time poster , and I'm in need of some advice. I have a small GSM vineyard ( 200 vines, 4 years old) in Northern CA. I'm having an issue with what looks like powdery mildew on the canes( dark splotches) and grapes covered in grayish powder . I have...
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