Cherry-Syrah 2010

Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

The grapes came from my vines,

syrah 2010

the cherries from Hood River Oregon.

the lees is from a previous batch of wine, Kahlua- a coffee and vanilla bean wine,

It will be interesting to see if you can taste all the flavors in this red wine.


removing stems and crushing the fruit
cherries and syrah grapes

adding the apple and lime juice

adding apple and lime juice

lees added- started

recipe:       started  – 8/31/10

  • using the lees from a previous batch of wine (kahlua)
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed in starter lees, while I prepared the fruit)
  • 2 pounds (+-) Syrah grapes
  • 3 pounds Cherries
  • 1 lime -squeezed
  • 1 apple
  • aprox. 5 pounds of sugar
  • water to the 2 gallon mark

SG- 1.100


Racked on 9/16/2010

Bottled 12/29/11

Published on August 30, 2010 at 5:16 PM  Leave a Comment  

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