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Please describe it to me: what you smell, taste, perception of sweetness etc. My ' international wine' experience is limited to this and Prosecco , which doesn't really taste good either. The 19 Crimes has a blatant sourness that's hard to ignore. I barely taste wood and 'vanilla' which tastes like almonds in my mind.

( It'll take me a while to understand the intricacies of taste analysis.)

Thanks
While I don't remember my tasting notes, I don't recall any sourness at all, however I remember the wine being pretty good, balanced. I'd need to get me another bottle to catch up...lol
 

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Popped a wine from the Finger Lakes: a 2012 Anthony Road Cabernet Franc/Lemberger (AKA Blaufrankisch). It was solid, but not the best wine you have ever had. Really nice nose, and vibrant mouthfeel, and a little spiciness. However, it was a bit thin, and had nearly no aftertaste, and no fruit OR minerality to speak of.

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Coming soon to a grocery store wine shelf near you! From the fine folks of 19 Crimes no less..............

Doobie not included. LOL

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There is a Kirkland (fill in the blank) version of every possible wine, sprit, beer you can imagine.

As usual they are all supposedly a pretty solid QPR for the $$$
yep, their value is amazing like any other Costco product :db
 

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There is a Kirkland (fill in the blank) version of every possible wine, sprit, beer you can imagine.

As usual they are all supposedly a pretty solid QPR for the $$$
My wife and I have been really enjoying the Costco Small Batch Bourbon, the Costco Tequila, and I think my favorite of the batch has been the Costco unblended Scotch. (I think it might be made by Macallan, but that is just based on taste, more than any knowledge and I may be way off. Much as I have tried, I haven't tasted them all, yet.)
 

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That's where I live! We're new Costco members. I can't wait to price compare!
 

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I'm very much still at the "follow the instructions to the letter" stage of wine making. Tweaking is somewhere in the future (which I hope to figure out through this forum!)
 

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I'm very much still at the "follow the instructions to the letter" stage of wine making. Tweaking is somewhere in the future (which I hope to figure out through this forum!)
Here's a few good place to consider starting, lots of good info -




You can always start with small tweaks to the directions, such as add sugar to increase alcohol %, change up yeast, add tannins, add flavors. Just remember, don't do them all to one thing, less tweaking ends up with a better end product (and that's just my opionion, ask 10 winemakers, get 11 opinions and they are all correct) and don't forget to have fun. I am sure you will make some decent wine, some stuff that nobody, even you wants to drink, and eventually some really good stuff. It isn't rocket science, unless you make it be that. don't be afraid to ask questions, we try to be a helpful bunch of folks around here.
 

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