Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday wine blending.


Another wonderful evening of wine blending trials has come and gone...and the 2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon continues to impress wine experts and novices alike.

Karl and I had the pleasure of hosting two guests tonight, my cousins Melanie and Sonya from Vernon Hills, Illinois.

After tasting the bright and brilliant fruit of the 2008 samples, we moved on to the 2007s. We have nearly perfected our final 2007 Vellum blend. The adjustment was slight but noticeable - and we now have the following percentages of each grape varietal in our 2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 10% and Petit Verdot 6%.

In the photo above, you might also notice our prototype wine label - to be officially unveiled when the 2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon goes on sale this Saturday, November 1st.

For the first time, Vellum will be available for purchase as "wine futures". We have promised our friends and family that they would be able to purchase the wine in this fashion - to reserve their bottles pre-release!

- Jeff Mathy

1 comment:

Kim, your cousin said...

Is that a Satyr playing pipes on the label? I tried magnifying it, but it's still unclear.