February 19 General Meeting – White and Rose Wine Evaluations

Contact JD Phelps at jdphelps@gmail.com or Sonia Baron at soniabaron@hotmail.com.

The February 19 meeting is the evaluation of members 2013 white and rosé wines (non-dessert wines).  The evening’s evaluators are Craig Haarmeyer, winemaker with Sacramento’s Revolution Wines, and winemakers Grover Lee and Kevin Luther with Wise Villa Winery in Lincoln.

If bringing your wines for evaluation, please:

  • bring two 750ml bottles of the same wine clearly marked with the varietal and your name.  If you haven’t yet bottled, please do so without adding sulfites.  No capsules, please.  Check in with the cellar master before the meeting starts;
  • you’ll be asked to briefly share your winemaking notes (please come prepared):  varietal; vineyard; harvest date; brix; pH; acid; TA; yeast; any adjustments made; any additives and special treatments; and fermentation temperature.

2013 Chardonnay varietal focus group wines will be evaluated at another meeting so please do not bring those to this meeting.

2013 Primitivo Beginning Winemakers varietal focus group members are requested meet at 6PM at the Turn Verein.  Bring a 1 ounce sample of your Primitivo for malo-lactic completion testing.

Thanks to everyone for bringing your own two wine glasses for use, and for helping set up and cleaning at the meeting.

Only members wines are evaluated, so if you haven’t already, please remember to bring your 2014 membership dues;  2014 SHW Membership Form.  Renewing by March 1 helps keep your WineMaking magazine subscription delivered to your mailing address.