Monday, November 16, 2009
Birch Creek Vineyard Late Harvest Syrah
Today we brought in some Late Harvest Syrah from Birch Creek Vineyard in Walla Walla. We have let it hang out in the vineyard until it started to hard shrivel and take on some raisin traits. We will run labs on it tomorrow, but the brix are going to be somewhere around 38. We got about 1 ton to play with. So just like Lucille Ball, we had our intern Tyler, foot stomp it. Yes the boots were sanitized so don't worry. So if you have ever tried to juice a raisin, you know that Tyler did not have to hit the YMCA tonight after work! We are going to let it cold soak a couple days then inoculate it and get the temp up on it to start fermentation. Enjoy the pics and yes there is SNOW on the Blue Mountains.