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Dean

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I find the VR reds to be a little thin. If you like Burgundy wines, just go for a good Pinot Noir (which is what a Burgundy Red is anyways). I'd go for the All Juice Pinot. You'll end up with a much better red wine. Pinot's are light bodied wines that go great with game birds!
 

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I made the following up around the first part of the year and bottled Saturday. I had most of a full bottle left, so I am trying some after settling a couple days. It is quite good even at this young age and has just a bit of oakiness and better body than the 7.5 liter kits for only a few dollars more.



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California Trinity Red


An ideal blending of three of California 's most popular grape varieties - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, com ing together to make a perfectly balanced, well- structured dry red wine.


10 litres of premium grape fruit concentrate and ingredients, equipment sold separately. Makes 30 - 750ml Bottles (6 gallons).


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<TD>Flavor</TD>
<TD>Cabernet Franc</TD></TR>
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<TD>World Vineyard</TD></TR>
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<TD>An ideal blending of three of California 's most popular grape varieties - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, com ing together to make a perfectly balanced, well- structured dry red wine. Notes of black cherry and coffee complement the smokey, herbal flavours, and hints of vanilla that round out this medium bodied wine , making it highly enjoyable for any occasion. Serve with a roast dinner or barbecued steak.</TD></TR>
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Francie

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We bottled this California Trinity Red in Feb. of 2007 and started drinking it in August. It is very good. I would say that it is better after decanting for even 30 minutes, if not an hour!! It is very good!!! I plan to purchase another kit!!


Francie
 

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Hmm, the trinity looks pretty good, I will definitely have tolook into that.
 

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Scuba,
If you want to pull a good rabbit out of your hat, seriously consider upgrading from the Vintner's Reserve to the World kit. Bullwinkle highly recommends it!
 

bovinewines

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That's good to know PWP. I just bought one of those...Australian Shiraz. I'm planning on ditching the oak "powder" that came with the kit and instead use the hungarian house oak.
 

daveb50

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Good choice. The best VR kit, in my opinion. I've made this one several times. I like it aged at least 8 months, a year is even better.
Dave
 

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Scuba, congrats on your first batch. I enjoyed your process thru out.
uavwmn
 

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Dean said:
I find the VR reds to be a little thin. If you like Burgundy wines, just go for a good Pinot Noir (which is what a Burgundy Red is anyways). I'd go for the All Juice Pinot. You'll end up with a much better red wine. Pinot's are light bodied wines that go great with game birds!

Dean, I was contemplating purchasing the MM All Juice PN in November. Does the PN varietal come through well on the finished product?
 

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appleman said:
I made the following up around the first part of the year and bottled Saturday.
Did you add any raisins to the WE Trinity? Do you detect any kit taste?
 

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No I just made the kit per instructions with included ingredients to see how this compares to the cheaper 7.5 liter kits. I don't detect any kt like in some of the 7.5 kits and even some higher end kits. For less expensive kits for everyday drinking this seems to make a pretty good wine. I wouldn't hesitate making it again, realizing it is not a $150-200 wine.
 
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