Discussion in 'Kit Winemaking' started by Bplewniak, Jun 22, 2018.
Hmm I am also keen to try.
Interesting that Winexpert still doesn't have this on their website under the What's New tab while multiple retailers DO have it listed for pre-order.
Matt at LP just messaged me today - he confirmed with their supplier that, like the Eclipse Pinot Noir, this kit does NOT come with skins.
I definitely won't be making it, the price they charge for the limited release eclipse there is no excuse not to have the skins in it.
I don't get why a blend like last July's Nocturnal would have skins but this one does not. However, despite my squawking boredom and an empty fermenter got the better of me and I ordered the kit. I figure at LP's price still getting out at 5 bucks a bottle. But if I were on a tighter budget I'd probably pass too.
Let's put all these rumours to rest - the Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet absolutely DOES come with grape skins!
Confirmation - it DOES come with skins. Cheers!
Thanks for the confirmation! I also see that the Winexpert website had this kit uploaded recently, so thanks for adding the skins note to the description on the website, too!
Forgive my skepticism. But (and I mean this very respectfully), who are you?
I remember the last time we had someone on this forum from Winexpert and they registered with a recognizable name (i.e. it was someone members knew was affiliated with WE).
Since it's now (finally) on the Winexpert website, I'm assuming the info is legit.
That’s what I like to see!! Didn’t catch that on first read. Thanks!
I believe nothing I hear and half of what I see. But, this is really good news! Depending on what happens with fresh grapes this year, this one will be on my short list.
Great to know these folks do glance over these posts, as they can provide invaluable feedback to them. And secondly - that they do pick up on information gaps that lead to confusion then sort it. Cheers
Looks like I might be starting my first red kit in some time...
I am hoping that the "with skins" is true. I just ordered the kit from LP. The bourbon barrel Cabs & Zins are very popular with my daughter and son in law. If this one comes out right I may get nominated for father of the year! Of course, that will be in 2019 or 2020, assuming that this one will need some aging to really express itself.
Thank you and welcome to the forums, it is nice to have the suppliers represented.
LP changed my order to "awaiting shipment". Last order I placed, it shipped out soon after this notice.
All in here since hearing this kit comes with skins. I ordered 2 kits from Label Peelers and the order has been updated to "Awaiting Shipment ". Let the games begin!
Fedex is dropping it off on Friday!
Fed ex just dropped mine off from LP
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