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  1. Dec 12, 2018 #721

    ceeaton

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    Ah, batch #23, WE SE Original Valpolicella kit. Started 11-21-15, followed directions pretty much to a "T" but added 35g of dried elderberries and 6 lbs of freshly fermented Dornfelder skins (w/BDX yeast). Looks like no additional yeast added so it must have started up pretty quickly from the skins' residual yeast. Finished almost dry at 0.992, bottled on 7-17-2016.

    Had a glass last night left in a bottle that was vacuvin'ed for a few weeks. I think it's still actually getting a bit smoother with age (either that or I had been drinking a little too much for a Monday evening). I am glad you liked it since most of your wines are far superior to mine.
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2018 #722

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    We needed a hearty wine to go with the NY strip steaks yesterday. I had the urge to pop this one:

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    Only decanted for a half hour. Could have used another hour to open up I think. Still, it did not disappoint. Deep dark color, full body, lots of tannin and raisiny goodness. I’m hoping my amarone is this good in another year.
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2019 #723

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    Having Fred’s RJS Pinot Noir tonight. A comfortable, light bodied red. Current on the nose and palate. Interesting, darker than I anticipated. Don’t know why... This is a skins kit and mine (same kit) is as dark. Pinots are fussy wines generally. But, this is pleasant with just a bit of acid on the finish.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2019 #724

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    Thanks Jim, it's the 4th and last kit I made. Everything now except for 2 juice buckets is all grape wine.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2019 #725

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    It was a Ribeye on the Grill for dinner last night.

    I saw Jim’s 2016 Unchained in the wine closet and, well... couldn’t help myself.

    Some regret that I didn’t decant this wine - a blend of Zin, Cab and PS. It’s a big, big wine that we drank before it’s time.

    Still, it is was well-crafted, dark, higher tannin, beauty.

    What was your blend @Boatboy24? I’m guessing 60/30/10 with Cab at the top and PS at the bottom.

    I got stewed black fruit on the nose and palate.

    Mrs Mann approved, too.

    Still, it’s probably another year or two until this hits it’s stride. It’s good/very good now. Will be stellar at its peak.
     
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  6. Feb 16, 2019 #726

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    That one is loosely modeled after "The Prisoner". It's 41/27/14/18. Zin/Cab/Petite Sirah/Syrah. Big and bold for sure - I'm trying to stay away from it.

    Those were all Lanza grapes. I did the same 4 in 2018 with the Washington Winemakers grapes. Don't know if I'll attempt the same type of blend or not, but I'd like to, just to compare.
     
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    Enjoying a 2016 Chilean Malbec from @mainshipfred . Medium body, good fruit, a little tannin bite on the finish. Enjoyable. Thanks Fred!
     
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  8. Feb 17, 2019 #728

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    You're way too kind. That was a 10 liter Eclipse kit and the very first wine I made. I think I gave it to you the first time we met because it was all I had. I have 2 bottles left so I guess I'll have to try one. Don't think more aging will do this one any good.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2019 #729

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    It's a helluva lot better than my first wine, that's for certain!
     

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