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wood1954

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Last year I made a 5 gallon bucket of california merlot Juice. Thanks to riceguy for helping me meet a wine club that orders juice buckets. I bottled it today. It’s a very nice smooth wine with a hint of chocolate to it. Low in tannin and low in acid, a little more tannin and it would be about perfect for me. I almost added some tannin but will need my carboys soon and I still have four more to bottle. I think I paid $56 for the juice and it yielded 31 bottles of good wine. It’s almost good enough to make me give up my Marquette vines, but not quite. This year I hope to pickup a Cabernet sauVinson.
 

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I like the merlot with a little oak so it makes the flavor pop. Not a great description but that’s what I add to the carboy upon aging. Cali juice.
Joe
 

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Last year I made a 5 gallon bucket of california merlot Juice. Thanks to riceguy for helping me meet a wine club that orders juice buckets. I bottled it today. It’s a very nice smooth wine with a hint of chocolate to it. Low in tannin and low in acid, a little more tannin and it would be about perfect for me. I almost added some tannin but will need my carboys soon and I still have four more to bottle. I think I paid $56 for the juice and it yielded 31 bottles of good wine. It’s almost good enough to make me give up my Marquette vines, but not quite. This year I hope to pickup a Cabernet sauVinson.
$56 for a six gallon pail is an excellent price. I’m paying $70 for California and $85 for Italian juice.
 

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The spirals are the way to go.
Take a look at Next Level Oak. I’ve used them with great success.
 

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