The Ruby Grapes Vineyard is located in the Ruby Hill region of the Livermore Valley, our grapes are sourced from the very best Livermore Valley has to offer. Nestled at the base of the rolling hills of the San Francisco Bay Area and directly across from a water preserve, the terroir of our vineyards are defined by the very best California has to offer in terms of sunlight, soils, and cool weather in the evening promoting a longer hangtime and nutrient absorption from the vines. Try our exquisite and bold wine grapes today.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a small French grape variety and one of the most widely recognized, and pairs well with oak.
Ruby Grapes Vineyard Notes:
Grafted in 2020, clone mixed rootstock 420A, 6.5 acres
Brix - 24
pH - 3.56
TA - 0.64
Below please find some notes associated with our recommended yeast strains for use with this fruit. It is important to note that any yeast will in fact perform the fermentation, however these strains have consistently performed well and produced flavors that our customers have been very happy with. To that end, the "correct" yeast strain is simply the one that sounds to you as though it will make the flavors that you are looking for in your wine.
You can add the yeast strain of your choice from the "You Might Also Need" section below. We also strongly recommend the use of the additive pack that you will see listed in this section as it will help enhance the quality of the wine you produce. Order one packet of yeast and one additive pack per pail of must or juice.
MT - Ability to enhance varietal fruit and floral aromas, along with strawberry jam, caramel, and spice notes. Good colour stability along with enhanced tannic structure and rich mouthfeel. Great by itself or as part of a blend.
BDX - Good all-around choice for berry, plum, and jam in the Classic Bordeaux profile. Moderate rate fermenter with good colour retention. Useful for developing structure in the wine by re-enforcing existing tannins- both good and bad, so don?t use with un-ripe fruit.
D80 - Big volume and fine grain tannin. Great for bringing more positive tannin intensity to a blend.
Product dimensions for crushed and frozen grapes:
Pail Container Size: 6 Gallons
Amount of Must: ~5.25 Gallons
Must Weight: 50 pounds
Box dimensions: 12”x12”x20”
Box contents: Frozen Pail, Insulated Thermal Wrap, Cold Packs
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