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  1. May 3, 2019 #4861

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    Back from a week of fun in cool and dry San Antonio, TX........

    Not.

    Our daughter who lives there is moving into the old homestead to become a caretaker for the place. Moved my mom into assisted living back in December and she is doing really well there. Was a tough decision but it worked out better than we could have ever imagined. Mom is happy, made lots of new lady friends, not falling down every week. She is 5 mins away from my sister who can now go back to being her daughter once again and not her primary caretaker. Win/win for everybody I think.

    Little celebration tonight with some 2012 Saviah Cellars Une Vallee' Bordeaux blend from WWV. No complaints at all.

    Salud!

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    Glad to hear Mom is adjusting well to her new place.
     
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    An offering from Constellation brands I was not previously familiar with. Not bad. Pricey, but not bad.

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  5. May 4, 2019 #4865

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    Got this 2015 Apothic Dark as a gift, it is pleasant, but a little too pleasant and not that interesting. It tastes like it was heavily processed, a little oak, not much tannin, maybe some RO or ultrafiltration concentration and a touch of mega-purple. They definitely spent some time on marketing, the label, black synthetic cork etc. I'll drink it, but I'm sure there are other people that would enjoy it much more.

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    Those Apothic wines are definitely a bit on the sweet side, but they are making a killing.
     
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    Chardonnay from grapes, bone dry and a bit too strong

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    Interesting that you can taste the Mega Purple, how can you pick it out?
    Been toying with the idea of getting some to experiment with, guess that’s one way to know what it tastes like.
     
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    @Johnd I've tasted RO tannin and color concentrate, but not the mega-purple, just speculating based on that. The tannin and color concentrates don't have sugar, but the mega-purple does.
     
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    Try a couple Apothic red wines. I think you'll find a similarity between them - I suspect that's the Mega Purple.
     
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    Wow, you guys got me looking at that stuff. Crazy!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Purple

     
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    You would think it have to be put on the label somewhere if used but perhaps not if it is categorized as "grape juice concentrate".

    I hear they use this stuff more and more these days in Napa.

     
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    After reading all the posts, it seems none of us REALLY know. I’m tempted to get some just to see, and if I do, I’ll bottle some up in some mini bottles and share, it’s not cheap..........
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    I don't remember where I read it, but I believe a little goes a long way. Can't imagine having a gallon of the stuff.
     
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    Home made kit wine, Pinot Gris

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    For dessert, toasted caramel
     
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    Had a bottle of my WE Selection Amarone EM, that’s a year and a half old, with dinner last night. It is tasting very well and is going to be killer in another year. Still have two cases of it.
     
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