2019 Glen Cellars Vintage

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  1. Sep 23, 2019 #1

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    Here are few pics of our first crush of the season! Crushed 8 cases of Merlot & 8 cases of Zinfandel.

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    Nice set up. What were your brix? Recheck after 24 hours, see if some of the dehydrated grapes add to the sugar level.
     
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    Brix started off at 20.5 so i had to add some sugar. I did leave them overnight to soak a bit with some enzymes, and the Brix increase by half a degree.

    I have some premium Californian Cab Sauv & Syrah coming in 2 weeks, so i expect the natural sugars to be much higher.

    Can't wait!
     
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    Lodi Zin at 20.5 brix? I find that hard to believe that anyone would pick a Zin that early unless it was destined to become a white Zin. I sold 10 tons of grapes to a distributor in the Midwest this year and in the agreement the brix had to be between 25-27.
     
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    That's the way it should be! I live in Toronto, and one of the brands of grapes that is readily available here is 'Top Brass'. From what i understand, they are a mid-line grape, picked early with the focus being on moving tonnage...... The wine is okay, but i am excited from some premium grapes that will be arriving Oct 4th. One of the wine judges for the AWO (Amateur Winemakers of Ontario), coordinates an order for members, and i believe the grapes will be picked this week some time, and shipped next week. So i can't wait!!

    Are you a grape grower!?!
     
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    Pressed this weekend with great success!

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    Sorry for the huge pics.... Feel like i'm yelling at everyone! :)
     
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