Got to barrel taste some wines, not quite ready yet! Starting to get the full mouth feel but definitely will benefit laying down in the oak a little longer! Red wines generally age in barrel a lot longer than white wines, also an easy way to tell how long the wine will last in the bottle. More durable grapes like the Cabernet Sauvignon usually can last years, while something as light as a Pinot Noir may not last as long! 🍷 When I used to work in the tasting room I would tell guests that it mainly depended on their palette preference and how smooth/ tannic they prefer their wine. These barrels are stored in a warehouse that is kept pretty chilly ❄️ Usually somewhere between 50-60 degrees. Happy #WineWednesday 🍷🍷🍷 #wineknow#wineknowledge#barrel#aging#winetime#wineaboutit#winetasting#barreltasting#winecountry#winestagram#wines#instagood#instagram#instadaily
Guess who's coming out of hiding? 👀Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc! It spent the last 2 years barrel aging—Our only wine that's been aged for this amount of time. We're excited to share this rare opportunity with you! See you today! #Cheers
Cheers! #barreltasting with friends on a Friday night in #winecountry can't wait for the bottling/release of @varnumvintners #reisling it's my absolute favorite! Also super fun to taste the pinot I helped pick this fall!
The humidity in Tokaj’s underground cellars is between 96%-98%. The humidity combined with the alcohol that evaporates from the barrels create the perfect condition for Racodium Cellare (cellar mold). This fungus is white when young and turns black as it gets older.
Flashback to before Thanksgiving. Had a great time with @jasnphillips and @spa_phillips up at @robertcraigwinery tasting with @eltonslone2 and @stephentebb Look at that sunshine! 🙌☂️🌧🤣
There was no way the wet weather could dampen spirits when you are enjoying fantastic wines with good friends! Such amazing wines, and the barrel samples were to die for! Hello 2016! Huge thanks to @robertcraigwinery family for taking such good care of us! Next time we will try to order some sun! Cheers! 🍷
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