#5 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate – Red Mountain

Batch #5 – Started 12/29/2010 – Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Mountain Estate
            by Cellar Craft (Showcase Collection)     Wine Lot#K04012SA, Grape Lot#K02018SA

Day O – Primary Fermentation Started – 12/29 at 2PM – Specific Gravity = 1.090 (Don’t use for initial reading because Grape’s not saturated yet)
     15 Grams bentonite mixed in 2L of warm water in bottom of Primary
     18 liters grape juice + grape pack
     4 liters Safeway Drinking water
     5 Grams yeast (EC-1118)  (Stirred)

Day 1  (12/30)   Specific Gravity = 1.094 / 12.4%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 2  (12/31)   Specific Gravity = 1.085 /11.2%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged















Day 3  (1/1)   Specific Gravity = 1.070 / 9.1% PA Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 5  (1/3)   Specific Gravity = 1.043 /5.7%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 6  (1/4)   Specific Gravity = 1.030 /4.0%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 7  (1/5)   Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 8  (1/6)   Specific Gravity = 1.013 /1.8%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 9  (1/7)   Specific Gravity = 1.007 /1.0%PA  Stirred keeping grape pack submerged

Day 12  (1/10)   Specific Gravity = 1.000 /0.0%PA  Racked
     Added Enzyme Blend and stirred
     No Topper was needed to get within 1″ of bung

Day 20  (1/18)   Specific Gravity = 0.996/-0.4%PA

Day 27  (1/25)   Specific Gravity = 0.995/-0.4%PA  Racked
     Racked into Primary and Degassed with stirring spoon for 4 minutes
     Added Potassium Sulfite and Sorbate to the primiary and stirred
     Added Wood cubes into clean Glass Carboy and then racked wine back to Glass
     Added Kiesesol and stirred for 2 minutes, plugged with bung and let sit for 1 hour
     Added Chitosan and stirred for 2 minutes, plugged with bung and let sit for 4 hours
     Stirred once more and then replace bung and stored Carboy for next 20 days.

Day 48  (2/17/11)   Bottling Day
     Racked off sediment into Primary bucket
     Finished bottling (22 x 750mL bottles Clear, 17 x 375mL bottles Clear, 1 x 375mL bottle with Sediment)

  • December 30th, 2010
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