RJ Spagnols The chase begins.... 2019 RQ

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  1. geek

    geek Still lost.....

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  2. Grabo

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    Thanks for posting this! I want all the reds. I don't know how I'm going to narrow these down to what fits into my schedule. I'd never heard of Monastrell before, so I had to Google it, but it has "heavy oak", so I'm interested.

    It's interesting the the one white is described as "dry" but also contains a "sweetening blend".
     
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    Yes, I saw that one for the Chardonnay....strange...
     
  4. ibglowin

    ibglowin Moderator Super Moderator

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    Too funny. RJS is trying to copy the "19 Crimes" playbook......
     
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    Same as Mourvedre, yes?
     
  6. CK55

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    Yes
     
  7. CK55

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    Also i would do the nebbiolo
     
  8. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    Wow, blatantly!
     
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    All the reds are going into my playbook
     
  10. Grabo

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    I just noticed that the Nebbiolo says that it includes elderflower. I haven't made any Nebbiolo kits yet (the Eclipse one is on my short list), but are there any other wine kits that include elderflower, either Nebbiolo or other? I'm curious if it is a flavored liquid or the dried flower when it is included in wine kits.
     
  11. Brian55

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    Looking good! Definitely buying at least the reds. The jury is still out on last year's Chardonnay, not impressed at bottling.
     
  12. heatherd

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    Nice that they are providing yeasts that are NOT ec1118...
     
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    I have yet to do any premium RJS kits. I might as well dive in and buy these three red varieties.
     
  14. CK55

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    They are good kits especially given they include mostly RC 212 Yeast, Which is my favorite for red wines in general i tend to use it in most of my red wines.
     
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  15. WinoDave

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    Anybody know the cheapest online site to buy these???
     
  16. Brian55

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    Cheapest, or best? Best place would be http://www.finevinewines.com/

    Cheapest place is the unmentionable place in FL, which I personally don't recommend, as the customer is always wrong.
     
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    Eyeing the Nebbiolo and the red blend. I was hoping that at least one of the reds would have the wet grape pack vs. dried. The wine kits I have made with wet grape packs generally turn out a little better. Anyone else have thoughts on dried vs. wet grapes?
     
  18. WinoDave

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    FineVines it is then,
    Thank You.
    I mostly use Label Peelers but they don’t carry any RJS kits.
     
  19. tjgaul

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    Ditto Heather on the yeast strains. I've been surprised at how many RQ/LE big kits come with good old EC-1118.

    cubluffs - I was suspicious of the dried skins when I first opened the box last year, but I have been happy with the outcome. I doubt RJS would continue providing these skin packs in their top of the line kits if they didn't do the job properly. They are a heck of a lot less messy getting into the must. The only thing that bothers me is what type of added processing is going on besides simply drying the skins.

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  20. Trick

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    Majority of Rjs's top red series (EN Primiur) comes with wet skin while the third level (Cru International) is almost all with dry skin if it has one. This gives me an impression that the dry skin is a cheaper option.
    Not sure why they use dry skin in RQ series, which is supposed to match top series.

    Mourvedre sounds something interesting for me.
    RJS has a lot of big popular Italian reds in the line. But unfortunately, they still don't provide a EP Nebbiolo. This RQ version might be worth trying.
     

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