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April, 2010

LDV Winery
Curt racking 2009 wines
Our 2008 Syrah and Grenache wines are still in the barrels.

We will be holding a tasting panel (sampling various blends to see what tastes best) this month to determine what wine or wines we will make and bottle from this vintage.

The panel is very important because it is helpful to the winemaker to get various opinions in order to make the final decision about the wines. Once all of the opinions have been expressed, it is up to the winemaker to make the final call.
We just completed the first racking of our 2009 wines. Racking is a process that is used to aerate the wines and also remove solids that have settled to the bottom of the barrels after fermentation. These wines have been resting in their barrels since October. While racking, we taste each barrel to make sure nothing abnormal is occurring that might taint the wine. All 22 barrels of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Mouvedre checked out ok!

Click here to read the spring 2010 winemaker interview.

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