Yesterday, we racked the 2009 Malbec, the 2008 Merlot, and the 2008 Cab. We also continued washing bottles, and bottled the Chardonnay and the Grapefruit wine. It was a highly successful day, and (as far as I know) I once again completely forgot to take pictures. If anyone did take some pictures, please send them to me.
Next Saturday, we’ll be at it again. Here’s what we’re going to be doing:
1. Bottle 30 gallons of 2008 Merlot (it’s been in French Oak 18 months)
2. Bottle 30 gallons of Port
3. Bottle 15 gallons of 2008 Petit Sirah (18 months in American Oak)
4. Rack the rest of the Merlot and the Petit.
5. Wash empty barrels.
As with all Bad Astronauts events, there will probably be taste-testing and food involved at some point as well. I’m hoping there will also be more picture-taking.