Quantcast

Looking for a dry red wine

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

kmrubin

Junior
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
Hi,

I made a very nice red wine kit for my husband, he said it was good but a bit sweet for his liking. In your opinions, what is the best red wine kit for a husband who likes a really good dry red wine?

Someone suggested Wine Expert Grenache Cabernet with Grape Skins, would that be a good fit? Has anyone made that one?

Thanks!!
Karen
 

jgmann67

Rennaisance Man
Joined
Feb 22, 2015
Messages
3,775
Reaction score
2,056
Location
South Cental Pennsylvania
Hi,



I made a very nice red wine kit for my husband, he said it was good but a bit sweet for his liking. In your opinions, what is the best red wine kit for a husband who likes a really good dry red wine?



Someone suggested Wine Expert Grenache Cabernet with Grape Skins, would that be a good fit? Has anyone made that one?



Thanks!!

Karen

Hi Karen - what did you make previously? What was your final SG? Did you do any modifications to your kit?

Since you're making wine for you hubby, what wine does he like? Make that, but make sure its fermented to dry, oaked to his taste, properly degassed and sufficiently aged.
 

salcoco

Veteran Wine Maker
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jan 1, 2007
Messages
2,889
Reaction score
1,187
Location
Kansas
the "dryness" affect in wine is from tannin . any higher priced wine kit with grape skins and oak should work. also oak added post fermentation would add dryness. aging will smooth it out. Try any Malbec kit or a Old Vine Zinfandel.
 

Smok1

Senior Member
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
550
Reaction score
212
Hi,

I made a very nice red wine kit for my husband, he said it was good but a bit sweet for his liking. In your opinions, what is the best red wine kit for a husband who likes a really good dry red wine?

Someone suggested Wine Expert Grenache Cabernet with Grape Skins, would that be a good fit? Has anyone made that one?

Thanks!!
Karen
I did the grenache cab wine expert, its tatses great so far, we did the wine expert cab franc as well and its very nice so far. I would highly recommend the rjs trio red.
 

Latest posts

Top