Monday, October 12, 2009
Wines I'm Making: Pressed the Second-run Cabernet Today
Checked the fermentation of my experimental second-run Cabernet today and the hydrometer read zero. With a big storm coming in tonight (so they say), I decided to press the wine and get all the season's wine-making equipment cleaned up and packed away. We ended up with a little more than three gallons of the wine. It's light, but respectably colored. It doesn't taste too bad, either. I added in a little of the zinfandel now undergoing malolactic fermentation in the hope of getting it going in this wine as well. We'll see.