Cellar Happenings – January 2020
Winemaker Tom Jones is busy in his cellar this season. He has been racking the 2017 vintage of red wines to prepare them for bottling this winter. Tom has also been racking the 2018 white wines that age in french oak, (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay), to prepare them for bottling as well. Tom reports that the 2019 red wines are exciting, due to their rich flavors, and he has racked them into the french oak barrels for aging into 2021.
Spencer Jones, assistant winemaker, is home on winter break from UCD Vit. & Enology MS program and has been assisting with the extensive barrel work. Both Tom and Spencer have stated that the recent 2019 vintage is very rich and flavorful, across all varietals. Something for all of us to look forward to!