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Old 07-23-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Winexpert Spanish Tempranillo

I just bottled this kit a few days ago: http://www.northernbrewer.com/winema...mpranillo.html

It was right around $70 at my LHBS. It's really good! I was pleasantly surprised at the depth and flavor. I think it's the best $70 wine (for 6 gallons) I've ever made. It's definitely never going to be "fine wine" but for $2.50 a bottle, I'd say it's more than well worth it!


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I picked up that kit for free a while back. I made it, but it has been sitting in a carboy for months. I need to bottle it. I am looking forward to it.


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I picked up that kit for free a while back. I made it, but it has been sitting in a carboy for months. I need to bottle it. I am looking forward to it.
Oh, bottle it! It's more complex than I thought it would be, but I don't know how well it'll age. I did sulfite it, and was happy to find that it's got more depth than many of the other Winexpert kits I've done. Most are 4-6 week kits, and don't age well, but this one may age better due to the depth of flavor it has.

I'm really happy with it, and I think it'll make a very nice daily table wine.
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Sounds good. I just started the harvest season last week at work. At home I have a Chardonnay I need to rack, then I can rack the Tempranillo, then I will bottle it. I am not worried about it being in glass for a while.
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I have this kit in the primary right now. I'm curious how it aged...
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Mmmmmmmmmmm. Tempranillo!!!!!! Haven't seen this at my LBHS but if northern brewer has it I'm up for ordering it! My husband loves Spanish wines, particularly a good Tempranillo!
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I was thinking about brewing this one as well...it came pretty recommended from LHBS. This is the one with the grape skins right?!
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Mine is now 120 days in the primary. Still has a little bit of gas in it. Going to let it sit another month or so.
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Mmmmmmmmmmm. Tempranillo!!!!!! Haven't seen this at my LBHS but if northern brewer has it I'm up for ordering it! My husband loves Spanish wines, particularly a good Tempranillo!
I just had a bottle of Tempeanillo and Greneshe blend. Very good, wouldn't mind making some!
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I was thinking about brewing this one as well...it came pretty recommended from LHBS. This is the one with the grape skins right?!
My kit didn't have grape skins. It's a 4-week kit.

I just racked it to the secondary today. Instructions say that at 5-7 days it should be below 1.010 sg. On day 5 (yesterday) it was at 1.002 and today it was 0.998 (day 6). So there is not a lot of activity happening in it anymore, and it's just going to hang out in the secondary for a minimum of 10 days. Had a taste today and it's going to be lovely.


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