Monthly Archives: August 2012

Grapes for Sale – Syrah (Newcastle)

Contact Mike Abbott at mike@ophirwines.com. Call 916.409.9125, or call/text 916.847.3315.   Foothill Syrah Ready Soon!!

Offering excellent Syrah to home winemakers (Tablas Creek and UCD clones 1,6,7). Harvest approximately Sept. 3 through 10th.  U-pick $.50 per pound.  May pick and deliver TBA with buyer. Grapes from 15 year old Gold Blossom Vineyard in Newcastle.

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Grapes for Trade: Syrah (Los Altos Hills)

Contact Nancy or Al Traficanti at 650 941 5732 and nancytr@pacbell.net.

The Traficantis have 1+ acre of syrah grapes and are interested in trading the grapes for a few cases of wine.  Al, an accomplished winemaker, is no longer healthy enough to manage the harvest and winemaking; he’s made fabulous wines in the past.  The vineyard is in Los Altos Hills and the grapes are in great condition. Please contact the Traficantis for details if you’re interested in the grapes (you’ll need to pick the grapes) in exchange for a few cases of wine.

 

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Get your 2012 “Crush” T- Shirts Here

As advertized at the last regular SHW meeting the 2012 “Crush” T-Shirts are now available. See Crush T-Shirt ORDER FORM (also contains information on the designs and sizes), print it out and send it in!

Please mail order form and check (checks payable to “SHW”) for receipt by October 10 to:  Bob Peake,125 Darrington Drive, Folsom CA  95630 at 916 365-1819.

  • Place your order no later than October 10, 2012.
  • Pick up your shirts at the October 19, 2012 SHW meeting.
  • We’re making one print run only (that’s the Limited Edition part), so get your order in soon!

 

 

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Grapes For Sale – Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon (Nevada City)

Contact Ron and Cathryn Goodspeed, 530-265-8014 or hulapie25@yahoo.com

Sierra Foothills AVA, 2500′ elevation out of Nevada City, 28 year old dry farmed grapes

Merlot 3000-4000 lbs
Cabernet Sauvignon 3000-4000 lbs
Cabernet Franc 1000-1500 lbs

Price: $0.60/lb,  $1200/ton,  you pick, crusher available at neighbors home winery, please inquire.

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Grapes for Sale: Lemberger, Zweigelt, Dornfelder (Mokelumne Glen)

Contact:  Bob Koth, 209 369-5755 and info@mokelumneglen.com.

Mokelumne Glen Vineyards in Lodi specializes in German grapes and wines.  They have approximately 1-2 tons each of Lemberger,  Zweigelt and Dornfelder (reds) for sale.  The vines are 10-15 years old.  Minimum 300 lbs, buyer picks, 40 cents per lb. Lemberger and Zweigelt anticpated to be ready by early/mid September and the Dornfelder is expected to be ready in late September.

 

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2012 Grapes for Sale – Mourvedre (FairOaks)

Contact Ted Cook at 916 967-3249 or 916 798 0778  at edcook75@comcast.net

Our Mourvedre grapes are organically grown in Fair Oaks.  The vines were cloned from the Tablas Creek vineyard and propagated in 2004 by Nova Vine Nursery, Santa Rosa, CA.  We have approximately 2,000 lbs. for sale @$0.50 per lb.  Owner will provide additional labor to help harvest and a destemmer will be available on the day of harvest. We expect to harvest at the end of Sept. or early Oct.

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In Search Of – Donations for Holiday Silent Auction

Hey SHW Members

For our Holiday Dinner this year we will be having a silent auction, not a raffle as our major fundraiser. So do you have something you can donate to benefit the club?

A case of wine, some grape futures, a dinner served by you and your friends, a night or two in your mountain cabin, a trip somewhere, a dinner in your favorite restaurant, a stay at your timeshare in Hawaii, maybe even some winemaking equipment?

If so please write to me at judypinegar@gmail.com (note I am moving away from the @calwisp.com e-mail address I used to use).

In your e-mail, please describe the item (trip, etc) in glowing terms, and approximately what it is worth. If you have a picture sent that along too. I will transcribe the information onto beautiful certificates, which can be bid on by members and guests at the Holiday Party!

Judy Pinegar                                                                                                                                 SHW Webmaster, Competition Coordinator, and General Cheerleader

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In Search Of: Members Wanting Wine Bottles

At the end of September I’m going to place another order for wine bottles.  If anyone in the club would like bottles, they need to let me know. See the attached order form for prices.

Print the form and complete your order, make your check payable to West Cost Bottles. Mail the order form and check to Mike Harris at: 9062 High Flight Ct, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.  Future details of the pickup and distribution will be forthcoming.

Mike Harris

BOTTLE ORDER 2012

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How to Get More Color??

I have a question–I have been making Zin from the old vine vineyard in Freeport.  Last few years, I have had good tasting wines, but the color is almost a rose.  I usually cold soak for 3 days after adding KMBS and a pectic enzyme.  Any suggestions–anyone know of a pectic enzyme that works better than usual–does the KMBS impede the pectic–i.e., should I add the pectic enzyme a day or two after it.

Thanks,  Doc Jim (Member Jim Margolis at jamadapa@att.net)

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Is 72 Degrees F Cool Enough for Ageing Red Wine?

Member Joe Sogge writes:

“I have a finished basement that I hope to use as a cellar for aging barreled red wine. The temperature throughout the year is 72 degrees F. or less. Is this sufficiently cool?”

What do you think?  Post your response in “Comments” box below.

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