Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter in the Cellar...




Today we blended wine from the 2007 vintage, in preparation for bottling next Spring.

This is a significant milestone for all winemakers - for the first time, the wine is combined to form one primary blend rather than multiple varietal lots.

We hand selected the barrels of wine that will comprise the 2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon. One final sample from each of 32 barrels confirmed their inclusion in the final blend. And it's a tasty one!!

It is important for the wine to have enough time to integrate and mix thoroughly - this can only be accomplished by letting the wine sit in tank for a day or so.

So tomorrow we will barrel down the wine and let it continue to age in our French oak barrels.

Only a few months to go before bottling...

You can reserve your Vellum right now by clicking here.

Cheers,

Jeff Mathy

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