Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet Wine Kit

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  1. Venatorscribe

    Venatorscribe bucket chemist

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    Hmm I am also keen to try.
     
  2. LouisCKpasteur

    LouisCKpasteur Junior

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    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.
     
  3. jgmann67

    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    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.

    Sorry.
     
  4. pillswoj

    pillswoj Canadian Member

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    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.
     
  5. LouisCKpasteur

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    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.
     
  6. Winexpert Official

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    Hi there,

    Let's put all these rumours to rest - the Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet absolutely DOES come with grape skins!
     
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  7. Winexpert Official

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    Confirmation - it DOES come with skins. Cheers!
     
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  8. Grabo

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    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!

    http://winexpert.com/product/bourbon-barrel-zinfandel-cabernet/
     
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  9. jgmann67

    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    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).
     
  10. kyle5434

    kyle5434 Trying to fuse frugal/pragmatic with good results

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    Since it's now (finally) on the Winexpert website, I'm assuming the info is legit.

    http://winexpert.com/product/bourbon-barrel-zinfandel-cabernet/
     
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    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    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.
     
  12. Venatorscribe

    Venatorscribe bucket chemist

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    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
     
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  13. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    Looks like I might be starting my first red kit in some time...
     
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  14. tjgaul

    tjgaul Aspiring Winemaker Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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  15. pillswoj

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    Thank you and welcome to the forums, it is nice to have the suppliers represented.
     
  16. DriftlessDoc

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    LP changed my order to "awaiting shipment". Last order I placed, it shipped out soon after this notice.
     
  17. jumby

    jumby Wine improves with age, I improve with wine

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    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!
     
  18. DriftlessDoc

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    Fedex is dropping it off on Friday!
     
  19. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    Ordered.
     
  20. LouisCKpasteur

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    Fed ex just dropped mine off from LP
     

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