Behind the Wine

How Jim Olsen made Napa Cab with a twist

This is a guest post by a winemaker named Jim Olsen who is releasing his new Napa Cab called Shoot the Moon this month. It’s a really interesting wine because he set out with a daring goal of making Napa Cab with a twist. I’ll let Jim explain! Jim explains how he made Shoot The Moon: I set out on […]

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How can dry wine taste sweet?

In other words, it’s possible to have a wine be very low in RS (bone dry) but still taste sweet. The sweet perception in that case isn’t RS, it is fruit sweetness in combination with the sweetness perception that is imparted by alcohol. Since alcohol comes from the fermentation of sugar, it can, but doesn’t always, impart a hint of sweetness.