2018 Cab Blends

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Jun 16, 2014
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I checked the sulfite level again in the 2018 Moon Mountain Cab, it's at 20.7 ppm free; I had expected that some of the last addition would bind up. I went ahead and bumped it up an additional 10 ppm today in preparation for moving it to the bottling rack and bottling, yea like I said before "soon". I'm trying to keep the sulfite level in a reasonable range, it tastes good now and I don't want to wait 5yrs to start drinking it.

I pre-ordered 500# of must maybe 6 weeks ago, it was before the fires occurred in Sonoma. For obvious reasons, most of the must will be from the 2019 season, with a few pails from 2020. I'll probably receive it some time in November, and I'll start a new thread when that plan firms up. It's just another 60% Cab, 20% Merlot, 20% Malbec, blend which has been working well.