Im new to the forum and for the last 6 months have been on here reading all the posts. I have learned so much. Last October I got a bucket of Alicante from down at the strip. It fermented really well and is is setting in a carboy ageing. I did all the sulfates and such. The last racking I did I was really surprised at how clear it is getting. Its so dark you have to put it in a glass and use a very very bright light to be able to see the clearidy. I plan on ageing it till march to make it one year old before the next tasting. I was told from quite a few veteren wine makers that Im not going to like it because it is really a blending wine and not a drinking wine. Once again thanks to all you smart wine making experts.