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Old 06-28-2017, 11:33 PM   #91
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Today, the wine becomes a kind of clear (by using a flash light from the opposite side). I took a sample. Very surprised to see the color of the wine is quite light. Maybe the effort to extract the color didn't work? Or it is because of the Grenache? But the flavor is pretty strong! Tart, bitter, astringent. Has the sign of a bold wine. It is understandable the harshness due to the young age.
I will wait for a couple of more weeks before another racking and adding oak cubes.
Mine is quite light as well (using flashlight from back side) i started the LE16 Cabernet Franc a few weeks earlier than the grenache kit and its quite a bit darker.

 
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:14 AM   #92
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Is it close to where it should be?

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Old 06-29-2017, 06:52 AM   #93
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I dont see grenache or cab franc on there

 
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:03 AM   #94
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Sort of reminds me of a Shiraz/Grenache limited edition kit from a few years ago (I believe it was a Kenridge Showcase 2014). The color of the wine was a bit lighter than I expected...almost looking like a darker rose depending on the lighting, and I remember reading others say the same thing back then.

 
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I dont see grenache or cab franc on there
They have the GSM blend there, second to last row, second one in.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:57 PM   #96
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My color is close to Pinot more than GSM.
But taste is nowhere close to Pinot.

 
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:11 PM   #97
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Just racked mine and the color so far is good but it has a lot of clearing to do so we shall see. I haven't tried to taste it yet I intend to do that next week after it clears more.

 
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:47 PM   #98
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mine is quite clear now. the flash light is visible clearly from the opposite side. plan to rack and oak this weekend.

 
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Has anyone started drinking this kit yet? Any disappointment or thrills?
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Has anyone started drinking this kit yet? Any disappointment or thrills?
I have, its still in a carboy, id have to check the start date but i believe its around 3 months now, we drew a few samples last weekend. It was ok, to be honest the cabernet franc LE16 was quite a bit more impressive.

 
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