What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:16 PM #5061

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    I buy the Tarima Hill regularly at my local Wegmans. Maybe you can find another source. I agree with your assessment. IIRC I pay about $13 and it's worth every penny and then some.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:23 PM #5062

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    That 15' is long gone but I think TW carries Tarima Hill IIRC. I know I can't purchase locally but Santa fe is as good as local for us.

     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:20 AM #5063

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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 3:07 AM #5064

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    tastes very good.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:46 PM #5066

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    Yep, it is pretty good!
     
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  7. Aug 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM #5067

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    Last night’s wine with gnocchi and meatballs on the patio. Unfortunately there’s only one bottle left. At 2 years +, it’s tasting very well. Not as good as the Winery Series Australian Cab I did in 2015, but substantially better than the Eclipse Lodi Cab in 2016.
     
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  10. Aug 18, 2019 at 1:42 AM #5070

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    Winexpert LE16, Milagro - started two years ago, bulk aged in a carboy for 12 months and been in the bottle since September 2018. Good color, nose a little acidic but not much aroma. Fruit forward attack on the pallet but very drinkable. A bit light on the mouth feel. Slight notes of anise, maybe spice or ground pepper.

    Update: Thirty minutes in the decanter and this thing suddenly got amazing.

    Wish I had more than 30 bottles...
     
  11. Aug 18, 2019 at 2:55 AM #5071

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    Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir... None of my kit wine is ready yet, but this doesn't suck at all.
     
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    Well don't expect any Kit wine to come anywhere close to a Belle Glos. That is a Pinot Noir on steroids if ever there was one. One of the few wines from CA that I have quite a few bottles of in my cellar.

     
  13. Aug 18, 2019 at 3:44 AM #5073

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    Yeah, like most folks here, I'm kind of wine geeky. Try Penner Ash too if you like this one, and Big Table Farm, great wines. From what I read it seems much easier to make a high quality beer than a truly nice wine, so I'm only making premium kits, but still I won't get my hopes up on kit wines... I'm trying to learn what I'm doing, give away most of it, and move to small batch grape wines that I will really want to drink lol.
     
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  14. Aug 18, 2019 at 12:37 PM #5074

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    I liken kit wines to beers using all extract. Sure, you can do pretty well with it. But all-grain is a different world, as is all-grape. Except for white wines.
     
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  15. Aug 18, 2019 at 3:18 PM #5075

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    That's a great analogy that'll help me set expectations haha!
     

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