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Old 01-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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I just noticed that the Argentia Coast Reserve Italian Amarone is on sale at Costco (fellow Canucks).

It is a 23 L bucket of juice/concentrate and is described as a 6 weeks and as a

"Full bodied, dry red wine. Intense aromas of currants, dark chocolate and oak. On the palate, complex flavours of cherry, dried fruit and spices with balanced tannins. Lingering finish."

The manufacturer suggests ageing this wine for at least a year before drinking.

My concern is that there is (apparently) no grape pack included with this kit. I would be disappointed to make this and find out it is lacking body in 2 year's time.

Has anybody made this kit? Would you recommend it? Was the body in line with grape skin kits?

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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I know nothing about the kit, but I do find it funny that the manufacturers have 2 countries spaced thousands of miles apart in the name of the wine...Argentina (South American continent) and Italy (European continent).

I wonder where the juice is from?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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I think I saw in another thread that the 23L Costco kits are equivalent to mid range kits from other manufacturers.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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I know nothing about the kit, but I do find it funny that the manufacturers have 2 countries spaced thousands of miles apart in the name of the wine...Argentina (South American continent) and Italy (European continent).

I wonder where the juice is from?
Can't answer your question, but the name doesn't say the country "Argentina". "Argentia Coast Reserve" is a product line from "Argentia Ridge". A little confusing.

Reminds me of my Dad. On some trains through Canada we see "COSCO" containers. COSCO is Chinese Overseas Shipping COmpany. My Dad always thought it was COSTCO.

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Considering that I can get a RJS Winery Series kit for 10-15$ more, I am not too sure these are such a deal.

The reviews are very positive on the the costco website though...

 
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