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January, 2012

LDV Winery
Curt moving wine to barrels
(post-lignification process)

All of the 2011 red wines are now aging in the barrel and will probably remain there for the next year.

The 2011 Viognier is aging in a stainless steel tank and will probably be ready for bottling in the spring.

2010 wines are still barrel aging but we are starting to “wake them up” and doing some sampling.
Six different barrel types are being used for our Petite Sirah so we can begin to determine the flavor profiles that are matching up best with the grapes. After tasting all six different wines, the barrel selections were narrowed down to two types for aging the 2011 wines.

Racking will begin soon on all of the 2010 and 2011 wines (removing the clear juice from the solids that have settled on the bottom of the barrel) to continue clarifying or “cleaning up” the wines.

We hope to bottle the 2010 Petite Sirahs and Grenaches in the spring, with release this summer. We are not sure if we are going to produce any blends. The wines still have a lot of talking to do before we determine our final offerings.

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