Crush

1249 Quarry Ln, Ste 140
Pleasonton, CA 94566
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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • To press or not to press? That is NOT the question. Rarely does anything in ... better to destem and lightly crush the fruit. This breaks open the berries and allows the skin and juice to mingle together, resulting in additional flavor compounds and tannins from the skins to be released into the juice prior to pressing. Red wines are usually p... Read More

    From the article Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions


  • The Dreaming Tree Crush 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by news watcher


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... acreage to the annual crush, a new crop of “emerging” varietal wines such as Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo are gaining in wine production all over the Golden State. Vintners are also increasingly blending new combinations of popular and less-familiar vari... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Crush from New York. Though it was the email from Envoyer (small efficient discount retailer out of South Orange County) that has me thinking. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • One of our charming new posters, cysurvivor, was fishing for recommendations ... way), that they do custom crush, so they have to have the ability to take in both half-ton boxes and different ones that some growers prefer.  She explained that the 2015 harvest they used a post-destemmer sorting table that helped them eliminate the shot berries ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good deeds, good wine, good...


  • Here's the funny thing:  For just a minute, Napa Ridge Cab was made ... ... tons of these custom crush facilities and anyone can use them.  There is a tendency to put them in locations that sound like wine growing regions, but that's also because there's demand for them there.  A lot of really good wines use custom crush facilities--Jemrose, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine you would not drink...


  • Good distinction. If someone else pours, I may drink a lot of stuff I ... It ... It was bottled at a custom crush place called The Ranch. The grapes are trucked in from everywhere else but Napa, because if they were from Napa they'd be really expensive and they'd probably be Cab. He leaves a lot of residual sugar in the wine and recently sold ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine you would not drink...


  • “When was the land first used to grow grapes?” This is a common ... ... methods. Grapes are crushed by hand in a systematic fashion; vertically and horizontally, but not diagonally. (A diagonal crush will create friction that causes the ripest grapes to be crushed first.) Furthermore, the phase of the moon is one of many considerations made d... Read More

    From the article Northern Italy's Big Little Secret Wine Region Is Making History


  • Berlinger Red Crush

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    Wine review by TLE


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