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Robert Karl Cellars just finished making 2009 Rosé of Cabernet Franc. It will be released in May for the SWA Spring Barrel Tasting.
Rosé wines are made from red grapes where the juice is allowed to stay in contact with the dark skins long enough to pick up a pinkish color, but little of the tannins contained in the skins.
Barrister Winery is excited that Harvest is finally getting into full swing. Harvest is the picking of the grapes and in many ways the first step in wine production. On Saturday Barrister crushed 7 tons of Syrah, 3 tons of Walla Walla Merlot on Sunday and then finally today they were crushing Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvvignon.
Crushing is the process of gently squeezing the berries and breaking the skins to start to liberate the contents of the berries. If you stopped by to watch the process of your future wine, they may have put you to work.
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Nodland Cellars posts that the Grapes look great and they are on the way back to Spokane to CRUSH Cabernet Sauvignon. The Nodlands spent the day picking grapes in three vineyards; Seven Hills Cabernet, Winchester Merlot and Red Mtn Cabernet.
Merry Cellars reports "Here we go!" They finally have their first batch of fruit for the 2010 vintage. They say it's been a long wait but you can't rush perfection. Today they were crushing.