My homebrewing journey has been a series of experiments mixing and matching flavors in search of the perfect combination. Many of my early wines were solo affairs: maple, lilac, chokecherry, and so on. As I matured (and my wines aged), I started to branch out into new partnerships. That include Blueprint, my raspberry and blueberry wine.
Most of my blueberry wines were plagued by feeling too dry and heavy. I decided this one could use a kick in the pants of sweetness, thanks in large part to the vibrant raspberry flavor from our homestead's patch. That and cutting the amount of blueberry I used by over half!
I started this wine in April 2020 and bottled it in October 2021. It's got great flavor and a beautifully rich red color. The label came together well and overall I'm pleased with the results. While dry and 13.5% ABV, it doesn't hit you too hard thanks to the three gallons of raspberries I used to make it. Yummy.