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crabjoe

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Update on the Sav Blanc...

IT SUX!

I just went down to taste test it and it's not like any Sav Blanc I've ever tasted. The bites gone and it's got a weird aftertaste. Also it's buttery tasting. It's just weird.

I'm going to bottle it and see what others think of it.
 

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2 liter kit, huh? Let assume the concentrate in kit was 68 brix and that a none concentrated sav blanc is 20 brix. That means that they have concentrated the juice 3,4 times and that equals 6,8 liter grape juice. Those roughly 7 liters of juice will in turn be diluted to 23 liters. So no, it will (hopefully) never taste like any commercial sav blanc...
 

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2 liter kit, huh? Let assume the concentrate in kit was 68 brix and that a none concentrated sav blanc is 20 brix. That means that they have concentrated the juice 3,4 times and that equals 6,8 liter grape juice. Those roughly 7 liters of juice will in turn be diluted to 23 liters. So no, it will (hopefully) never taste like any commercial sav blanc...
I don't know how much sugar was in the concentrate. You have to add a ton of sugar to get it to where you want it..
 

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I can't find that concentrate in either Amazon or Ebay. I have made wine from 1/2 gal concentrate and you do need to add sugar back. I did a Ruby Cab years ago from that stuff, added marquette skins from cake of a local winery. It turned out great. I added 4 bottles of the Cab Sauv concentrate to reclaim this batch https://www.winemakingtalk.com/threads/specific-gravity-of-juice-off-the-scale.69057/
It seems to have worked well. These concentrates have their place but only as a starting base.
 

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I can't find that concentrate in either Amazon or Ebay. I have made wine from 1/2 gal concentrate and you do need to add sugar back. I did a Ruby Cab years ago from that stuff, added marquette skins from cake of a local winery. It turned out great. I added 4 bottles of the Cab Sauv concentrate to reclaim this batch https://www.winemakingtalk.com/threads/specific-gravity-of-juice-off-the-scale.69057/
It seems to have worked well. These concentrates have their place but only as a starting base.
If you're looking for the Miracle Wine kit, just go to
https://www.purewineplace.com
 

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I've also purchased this wine (the Shiraz) and am disappointed. Tastes very thin, so I've tossed some more oak into it and will leave for a week before racking again. Might be ok for making spritzers with sprite? Not sure how well it will set in the bottles. Not going to use plain sugar for backsweetening, I'm going to use a wine conditioner. I heard somewhere that adding Glycerine to a wine will help with body? Also, this stuff is giving me heartburn - no other wine I've made has done that. :(
 
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