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Block 4 @ 1.3 Brix

Block 4 @ 1.3 Brix

We crushed grapes from blocks 4,6, and 9.  All blocks have been processed separately so that we can assess the quality and style of each over time.

Above is a photo of the wine from block 6.  The color from block 6 is opaque ruby red and smells of black fruit (blackberry and dark cherry)...

Wine from block 4

We crushed grapes from blocks 4,6, and 9.  All blocks have been processed separately so that we can assess the quality and style of each over time.

Above is a photo of the wine from block 6.  The color from block 6 is opaque ruby red and smells of black fruit (blackberry and dark cherry).  The acid level seems balanced although there is still some residual sugar [RS], so it is a bit sweet at the present time.  The flavors mirror the nose and accompany soft tannins and a long finish.  Block 6 tasted (to my palate) the best of all three at the present time.  Block 4 is producing a similar wine, but with more red-cherry overtones, while block 9 is a lighter styled wine and has some cherry-cola flavors with some earthy overtones. It is surprising, but all three wines are dramatically different. All three are very drinkable and it will be interesting to see what type of blend resonates best with each of our palates.

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Block 4 @ 1.3 Brix