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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #741

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    Jim - That’s the newer Eclipse Nebbiolo kit.

    I tweaked it a bit with some tannin in the primary, added oak and TRE in the finish, and an EM. Skipped the clarifiers and sorbate, as usual.

    I’m really happy with this one, too.

    Glad it’s not just me.
     
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    fred black meritage.jpg WOW!! Fred's Meritage is really good. Like the complexity, acidity, oak flavors, dryness, firm tannins, full body, lovely dark color, and nice legs. Finish is tough because its both fruity and spicy. Nose is complex and the wine is nicely balanced.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2019 #743

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    Geez Heather, thank you very much. I'm guessing there are 12 or more different yeasts used for that wine.
     
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  4. Oct 25, 2019 #744

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    @ceeaton : I really enjoyed your Viognier last night. Good stuff!
     
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  6. Oct 28, 2019 #746

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    I opened a lovely Megli Amarosso with a Bolonase and asparagus tonight.

    Not really sure if it’s Jim’s or Fred’s.
     
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    Unless you've had it for over a year it's not mine. I didn't bring any to this year's WW pickup.
     
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    Yep. It’s from last year at the WW pick up.

    Used the kit labels and foil capsules.
     
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    I've never made that. But if it's good, I'm happy to take credit. :i
     
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    That was the last kit I made and the oldest wine I have. Haven't had it in awhile since I only have 3 bottles left.
     
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    I half remembered that it was an older wine. As an Amarone, it wasn't as big a wine as I was expecting. But, still very fine... pleasant and excellent with dinner - a perfect pairing.
     
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    With the house pending sale, we had a chilli and wing night, with a fire in the pit out back with some friends. Should have taken some pics. Probably going to be the (one of the) last times.

    Craig and his wife came over, and he brought a bunch of his well-aged wines. Most went to the basement for comparison tasting another time. But, we cracked a Dornfelter (from PA grapes) and a Brunello from WE with dinner.

    First time I had a Dornfelter. Tannins were very soft. Like nothing I’ve had before, so it’s difficult to describe otherwise. Just a mellow wine.

    The Brunello is aging very well. Some of you guys had this wine in the Pocono’s. I had one when it was a youngster. It’s going to compare well to mine (seeing the difference between aging and an EM).
     
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    Nice Amarone from @jgmann67 in my glass tonight. Opening up very nicely after about ten minutes of air.

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    Must’ve been something in the air. I opened Fred’s South African Cab last night to have with dinner. Had I seen the vintage (2018), I might have left it be another year or two (which is also a gentle reminder to wear my readers when going down to pick out a wine from the cellar).

    Even young, the wine had a solid structure and softer tannins; deep color and excellent finish. Mrs Mann and I finished the rest of the bottle while we cleaned out the basement.

    I’ve been leerie of SA grapes - can’t say I’ve had much experience with SA wines either. But, those fears appear to be unwarranted. This was a solid, albeit young, Cab.
     
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    There's more where that came from. I'll make sure I save another for you.
     
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