Tag Archives: Scherrer Vineyard

AVC

Fred opened the door to the Alexander Valley Cabernet (AVC) tank and out tumbled all those wonderful aromas and intense flavors  from 2.5 tons of grapes! (time to press) All of our Cabernets come from the Scherrer Vineyard.  The different … Continue reading

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Cab On The Horizon

1899. That’s how long the Scherrer family has been farming in the Alexander Valley. Ed, now in his mid-80s, still does much of the vineyard work himself. The Cabernet block above was planted in 1989.  The “young vines” to the right … 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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Make It Rain!

Fred uses some favorite sayings like “make it rain” when showing me how many PSI he wants the Chardonnay press to get on each cycle. Last year at Cakebread Cellars we would process over 140 tons of Chardonnay on a … Continue reading

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