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Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zin-Cab Wine Making Kit By Winexpert With Grape Skins

Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zin-Cab Wine Making Kit By Winexpert With Grape Skins - SOLD OUT!!
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Eclipse Bourbon Barrel Zin-Cab Wine Making Kit By Winexpert With Grape Skins

This was a great run on this Limited Edition kit!! Unfortunately it is no longer available from WinExpert unless they decide to issue another release or add it to their Eclipse standard line-up!!

The Region:
Blends of Zinfandel & Cabernet Sauvignon reign supreme from the large wine region of Dry Creek Valley California. Dry Creek Valley is a premium wine growing region in northern Sonoma County, California. World renowned for its Zinfandel, blocks of old-vines mark the area, many having survived prohibition when many vines were removed. You won't find any traffic lights in Dry Creek Valley, but you will find fertile soil and ideal growing conditions.

Limited Release Background:
Last July, Winexpert brought us Eclipse Nocturnal, the 3rd in a series of annual Limited Release wine kits under the Eclipse brand. All three (Nocturnal, Forza, Super Tuscan) were a hit and became one of our best selling Limited Release wines ever. In fact Forza is now a regular eclipse product due to it's success!! The concept is to bring a special wine to the market that is not a permanent addition to the Eclipse lineup. Like the past 3 releases, Bourbon Barrel Zin-Cab will be around longer than a traditional Limited Edition kits which will be coming out soon also, however Bourbon Barrel will not be here forever. This way your Eclipse-level consumers get to try something new over the course of 6 to 9 months and not risk missing it before it is gone. Southern Homebrew gets to offer it at an incredible savings to our customers with a sense of urgency but also with the opportunity for follow-on sales as customers sample their initial kit. It is the best of both worlds giving an annual answer to the question "what is new?"

The Wine:
A robust blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet enhanced by the addition of oak chips from authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Inviting toasty notes on the nose lead to flavors of jammy blackberry, cherry and plum. Bourbon nuances of toasted vanilla, spice and a hint of caramel provide for a long, smooth finish.

In order to obtain optimal bourbon character in the finished wine, the Eclipse Bourbon Barrel limited release follows a unique oaking process that deviates slightly from our standard instructions.

The kit includes three packets of oak chips: - 2 packets of Bourbon Oak chips - 1 packet of Med-Heavy oak chips

Step 1.6 PRIMARY FERMENTATION: - Add 1 packet of Bourbon Oak chips & the Med-Heavy oak packet.

Step 3.3 CLEARING: - Add the 2nd packet of Bourbon Oak chips. Normally only oak cubes are added during Step 3. - As such, all packets of the Bourbon Oak chips will be labelled with the following notice: Please save one packet of 007206 Bourbon Oak Chips 60g to add at Step 3.3 (Day 15 - Clearing) in your instructions.

Adding the Bourbon Oak chips to the wine during Primary Fermentation and then again during Clearing enhances the wine, giving it more pronounced bourbon character.

Food Pairing:
Keep it casual with gourmet burgers topped with roasted tomatoes, red peppers and caramelized onions or take it up a notch with well-marbled grilled rib steak and sauteed mushrooms..

Style: Bold Red
Body: Full
Oak: Medium-Heavy
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 14.5%
Labels Included: Yes

Prior Limited Releases have been best selling Winexpert kits. This year's version, Bourbon-Barrel, is assured to impress our most discerning wine customers. Bourbon-Barrel will be a solid addition to your wine cellars.

There is a finite production quantity and this one may sell out faster than planned. Pre-Order at our typical Southern Homebrew "add-to-cart" sale pricing has unfortunately passed!!" It is best to get an order in as soon as we launch Pre-Ordering availability to be the first to receive these special kits & save Huge compared to our competitors. Great news though!! We still have the best Post Pre-Order prices!


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Customer Reviews

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By Tom
November 7, 2018
Very good at first taste
This was a reorder of an earlier purchase of Bourbon Barrel. The first batch I made was really good going in the bottle and promises to be excellent in six months to a year. Just had to order more while it is still available.
The service provided by SHB was super as usual. I received both kits in Kentucky three days after ordering.
Merchant Response:Awesome!! We love the Bourbon Barrel also! Yum!!!
ProsExcellent taste.
ConsA limited edition. I think this will be a wine I will always want in my cellar.
By Moe Acee
Westmoreland, NY
February 13, 2019
Excellent wine
Three expert wine tasters have this 5 thumbs up. Hope the kit will be available this year.
By Dennis
Summerset SD
December 12, 2018
Excellent wine kit
Just bottled today. Tasted and can already tell this is going to be an excellent tasting wine. Have made many batches of wine and all were good but I believe this will be my best to date. Really hope Winexpert will release again or put it in their regular line up.
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