Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rosé Miniseries: Fuscia Rain

Lesly, you are correct – the Scherrer Winery Rosé is “A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!”     Advertisements

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Rosé Miniseries: Stomp…not the musical

There are many theories and techniques on how to make Rosé. Saignée is one. Macerate is another. Fred decided to get a light crush (hence the sanitized boot stomp) and then let the juice sit on the skins (macerate) for … Continue reading

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Rosé Miniseries: Vennes Vineyard Grenache

The Vennes Vineyard Grenache On a hillside that rises dramatically from The Alexander Valley floor, there is an exciting development. Grenache!  Two clones: Tablas Creek and Alban from the Robert Vennes property. Fred is using the Tablas Creek clone for his … Continue reading

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MOG

MOG:  Material Other than Grapes. The Sorting Table – a mystical, transcendent place where stories are told, secrets are kept and time passes unnoticed.  A time to bond… And the place we spend countless hours making sure the fruit, and only … Continue reading

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Following the Chardonnay

The Scherrer Chardonnay was harvested and pressed to tank a little over a week ago. Yeast in action after a morning feeding Yeast nutrients are added to fermenting juice to help reinvigorate the yeast at about the time a third … Continue reading

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Small Lot Pinots: Gunsalus Vineyard

Fred Scherrer likes to source fruit from the many small, family-owned vineyards within a few miles of the winery. It is hard to capture the care and passion that these people put into their land. GUNSALUS VINEYARD: On a crisp … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrials landing?

(although this was not our plot of Hallberg Ranch, we did get this same treatment a few days nights before)

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