I've made the Red Mountain a few times.. love it! Two bottles were given to me by a customer of mine that had let it age for 1 year... I had one about a year ago and it was fantastic. After that bottle, I made a kit for myself. Those bottles only got to age about 4 months before I started drinking them. Very nice - but definitely this wine shines after about 6 months of aging. That second bottle that was given to me will be 2 yrs old this summer... looking forward to that one! I also did the Chateau du Pays - another positive review for that one. Very smooth... CC Barbera - I started that kit back in Aug 2013. It was bottled in Oct 2013. At first I did not enjoy that kit (way too young)... but now it is starting to really come together. The CC Showcase kits all seem to need a good 6 months on average before I would say they are really enjoyable. I agree that as far as a skins kit goes, CC is ahead of the rest. Really glad that Vineco picked them up because when they were owned by Nestle, the brand looked like it was going to disappear.