I made this kit 610 days ago. Last weekend when I was moving my wine into my new wine cellar I found the very last bottle of Pinot Nero. I bought this wine as an early drinker and I thought I had drank it all within 6 months but was wrong. My wife and I shared the bottle and both agreed that it was the best Pinot Noir that I've ever made. Crazy, huh, for a cheap wine?
Looking at my notes, I made this wine to 5.5 gallons instead of 6 gallons. I added 1/2 tsp Tannin, 2 tsp Pectic Enzyme, 1lb raisins, and threw in some French oak chips. I bottled on day 86.