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ras2018

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Mine tasted really really young and very oaky. I don’t think I’ll drink a bottle before it’s a few years old.
 

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I would be willing to take that bet.
Ha! I have more wine stashed away than I know what to do with. As surprising as it may seem, 2 years isn’t tough at all. I started this hobby in 2014 and still have bottles from that first year.
 

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Ha! I have more wine stashed away than I know what to do with. As surprising as it may seem, 2 years isn’t tough at all. I started this hobby in 2014 and still have bottles from that first year.
If you’re ever at a loss over what to do with your wine, I can send you my address. [emoji1303]

I don’t have that problem. I get into a new red wine at about the 2 year mark and it’s gone in about a year and a half. White wines get into rotation quicker and are gone just as fast.
 
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If you’re ever at a loss over what to do with your wine, I can send you my address. [emoji1303]

I don’t have that problem. I get into a new red wine at about the 2 year mark and it’s gone in about a year and a half. Wine wines get into rotation quicker and are gone just as fast.
"Wine wines" eh? Reminds me of the time a friend of mine ordered a gin and Tanqueray.
 

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But I didn’t get to any work in the basement this weekend. Was in dc this weekend for work. Tired. Thinking about calling in sick today. I won’t... just like the idea.
 

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But I didn’t get to any work in the basement this weekend. Was in dc this weekend for work. Tired. Thinking about calling in sick today. I won’t... just like the idea.
Think I feel like that every Monday morning.
 

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Had some time last night, so I moved the three moons. It is green and a little bitey after 5 weeks. Pulled a good bit of co2 out of it with the AIO.

Will need to top up with a decent cab. I just bottled an Aussie cab-shiraz. So i might sacrifice a couple of them to the cause.
 

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I started my kit today and was concerned about the 1.072 SG reading. Went ahead and added RC-212 and a quarter teaspoon of diammonium phosphate in expectation of grape skins adding sugars to the must over the next few days. Going back over this thread, I felt better about this seeing that jgmann67 had the same initial SG reading.

This will be my 4th attempt to make a Cab. The Eclipse Lodi Ranch I bottled last June doesn't seem to be coming around. It doesn't even taste like a cab. The two others I've made were both Winexpert World Wide French Cabs that were good, tasting like an inexpensive cab. I was satisfied with the results from the 10 liter kits based on the price I paid for the kits.

At double the 10L kit price, I expect an Eclipse kit to result in a wine with good varietal flavor and subtle complexities. I'm hopeful that Three Moons gives me what I'm looking for.
 

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Just a FYI.. had the 3 moons drinking it now after 5 months and really like it. With more time should be much better but couldn’t wait. I just ordered another 3 moons and going tweak a little more American oak this time with spirals and give more time on the skins then bottle age for a year or more if I can stay out of it.
 

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Mine is on oak in bulk. Snuck a taste to see if that harshness had faded.

It did indeed. Definitely going to hit it with some TRE sometime down the road just to give it a little extra pucker. But, it’s got a real nice spine already.

This one is going to be a winner.
 

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Bottle this kit today.
Performed 8 week EM, added Tannin Complex, Tannin Riche Extra and a small touch of glycerin.
Also, I fermented 3 kits, each with a different yeast; D254, D80 & D21.
Blended them in equal amounts.

This wine is really great.
It would suck to have 90 bottles of bad wine!
 

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A little follow up for mine. We bottled this a few weeks ago - needed the carboy space for fresh grapes. Still very young, but I'd argue it's already head and shoulders better than the Eclipse Lodi Cab. On the shelf, resting quietly.
 

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We just opened the first bottle on Saturday afternoon. Its been in the bottle for about 8 months. I thought it was very good, better than the standard Eclipse cab. We liked it so much we drank a second bottle.
 
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