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mmadmikes1

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Today I dumped a batch of cab Sav . It was made from Napa grapes I went and got last fall. It was a stupid mistake like not watch the aging room close. The cat had knocked off the airlock. I dont know for how long but the taste of oxidation was over powering. The river of wine runs down the road today. :(
 

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"Now you say you're lonely
You cry the whole night through
Well you can cry me a river,
Cry me a river, I cried a river over you."

I lost a Cellar Craft LE Carmenere / Cabernet with Super grape pack a few weeks ago due to a failed primary bucket bottom.

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I dont know for how long but the taste of oxidation was over powering. The river of wine runs down the road today.
I'm very sorry to hear that , too . I know exactly now how you feel .

Do you mean "Ethyl acetate" by the taste of oxidation ?!

Hector
 

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Guys sorry to hear about these incidents but thanks for sharing. It lets others know no matter how much experience you have, sh!t happens.
 

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Sorry to hear about your misfortune that would be a great lost
 

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Did the cat have an "accident" after that or is he going to have an "accident".....

Sorry to hear about the loss.
 

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Was there a straw in the carboy and the cat passed out on the floor
 

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I know the bad feeling of dumping out carboys. I had to dump 24 gallons a couple of weeks ago.
 

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Man, I feel for you. If it's gone, it's gone... that hurts.
 

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Things will get better with another batch, but I know it is hard to froget what that one could have been.
 

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Wow, sorry to hear about the loss, especially with a Cab from grapes. You had a lot of time and work invested in that, I'm sure.
 

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I drove down to get the grapes, now if I didn't know a darling lady who lived there, I probably would not drive down. Well October is not that far away. I still know a cute lady in Napa Valley. This was my first dumped batch in a couple of years. Cat could not mess up the Syrah, It is almost a year now and the taste is less than I hoped for
 
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